Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg

Moscauw, Cologne 1576.

Altea Gallery

Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg


Cologne, 1576, Latin text edition.

A 'map-view' of Moscow, published in the second volume of the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans. The major buildings are shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. On the frozen river Mosca are skaters and horse-drawn sledges and in the foreground are soldiers on horseback.

This is the first of the two plans of Moscow done by Braun and Hogenberg. A second appeared in the last volume, published in 1618, necessitated by Ladislas of Poland, who rampaged through the city in 1611.

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