Auction 137, Lot 628

"Moscow des Grossen Zaars Residenz", Bodenehr, Gabriel

Subject: Moscow, Russia

Period: 1720 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.5 x 5.8 inches
16.5 x 14.7 cm

This is a handsome bird's-eye plan of Moscow. The city is 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. All the churches are graphically depicted with a German church and abbey shown outside the city walls. A key at left provides a brief description and a key at right locates 49 important sites within the city.

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Condition: A

There is a minute separation along the centerfold at top, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/14/2011

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