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Braun & Hogenberg: Moscauw

Map: RUS2513
 
Cartographer: Braun & Hogenberg
Title: Moscauw
Date: 1575
Published: Frankfurt
Width: 19 inches / 49 cm
Height: 14 inches / 36 cm
Map ref: RUS2513
Description:
One of the first city plans of Moscow, this the iconic 16th century image associated with the mapping of the city. Based on the plan provided by Sigismund von Herberstein, ambassador to the Russian court from the Holy Roman Emperor. The image is stylised with several figures in the foreground illustrating the inhabitants of the city. Ice sledges drawn by horses can be seen on the right. Particular emphasis is laid on the walls of the city and the cartouche on the lower right states that it is twice the size of Prague. This example is in superb condition and has been very finely coloured contemporaneously to time of publishing. [RUS2513]