Auction 129, Lot 631

"Moscva", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Moscow, Russia

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14 x 10.7 inches
35.6 x 27.2 cm

Great bird's-eye plan displaying Moscow situated at the junction of the Moskva and Neglinnaya Rivers, which form a moat protecting all but the northeast flank of the Kremlin. The map shows the Kremlin and old city, Kitay-gorod, at center. These are surrounded by successive rings of fortifications in an elegant and superbly well-protected metropolis. The plan is ornamented with a coat of arms, simple compass rose and a key to the numbered features, quarters and buildings.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400

Sold for: $2,300

Closed on 9/23/2009