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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.19.1
Object Name Map
Description "A Plan of the Capital City Moscow," 1818, pen and ink and color wash on cartographic tracing paper, map by S. Rossolovskii (?), after Egor Cheliev

Surveyor, architect, and builder/inventor Egor Cheliev’s Commentary for the Plan of the Metropolitan City of Moscow was originally published by Avgust Semen in 1818. It included an immensely important map of the city, which is reproduced here, possibly by the unknown S. Rossolovskii.

Moscow suffered considerable damage from a fire that occurred during the Patriotic War of 1812. Cheliev played an important role in planning and rebuilding the city in the wake of the fire. His Commentary was updated in an expanded bilingual Russian/French 1824 edition that
also included an essay on the history of Moscow.
Title A Plan of the Capital City Moscow
Date 1818
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Rossolovskii, C.
Role of Creator 2 Architect
Creator 2 Cheliev, Egor Gerasimov
Medium ink
Material cartographic tracing paper
Technique pen and ink, color wash
Dimensions H-33.375 W-37.5 inches
Credit line Gift of Robert J. Isakson
Subjects Moscow