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World Symbol The Old Capital of Moscow

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Those marked World Symbol are important world historical or cultural events.
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  The Old Capital of Moscow

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The Old Capital of Moscow
Dmitrii Aleksandrovich Rovinskii (1824–1895)
Materialy dlia russkoi ikonografii [Materials for a Russian Iconography]
St. Petersburg: Ekspeditsiia zagotovleniia gosudarstvennykh bumag, 1884–90
NYPL, Slavic and Baltic Division

A panoramic view of the old capital of Moscow as it appeared ca. 1715, by the French-born engraver Petr Picart (fl. 1702–32). This image is reproduced in a compilation of engravings, assembled by the Russian jurist and collector Rovinskii, that is itself a great rarity, produced in only 250 copies.




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