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Auction 191, Lot 586

"Moscva", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Moscow, Russia

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 10.6 inches
35.1 x 26.9 cm
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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 contained in a monument-style cartouche.


Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright, watermarked sheet with a professionally repaired tear that enters image about 1/4" at top.

Estimate: $600 - $750


Closed on 2/8/2023