1597 – G. Braun & F. Hogenberg – Moscauw
Decorative Braun’s & Hogenberg’s first view of Moscow, from a slightly elevated viewpoint across the frozen Moskva River, first published in 1575. In the foreground are depicted two cows and a number of armed Russian soldiers on horseback. These graphically reflected the growing military power of Moscow under Grand Duke Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible), who was the first to assume the title of Tsar of Russia and who established the city as the capital of the Grand Duchy of Russia in 1547, not long before this image was made.
Sheet comes from Latin edition of “Civitates Orbis Terrarum, … Part 2: De Praecipuis, Totius Universi Urbibus, Liber Secundus…”, drawn by Sigismund von Herberstein, published in Köln 1597.
Cartographer: Georg Braun (1541 – 1622)
Franz Hogenberg (1535 – 1590)
Sheet size: 51,7 x 38,0 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Good quality. Rare, contemporary coloring. Green color oxidation’s cracks and few losses professionally restored. For protective reasons backed with tiny Japanese tissue.
This is an original antique map published in 1597 and not a modern copy or reprint.
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