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Plan imperatorskago stolichnago goroda Moskvy. Sochinennoi pod smotreni?em arkhitektora Ivana Michurina v 1739 godu (Raster Image)

This layer is a georeferenced image of a map of Moscow. This map appears in "(Atlas Russcicus) Russischer Atlas : Welcher in einer General-Charte und neunzehen Special-Charten das gesamte Russische Reich und dessen angraentzende Laender, nach den Regeln der Erd-Beschreibung und den ne Academie der Wissenschafften. St. Petersburg 1745" published by the Academy of Sciences in 1745. The original map and this image are from the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division. The georectifed map images were created by the David Rumsey Map Collection.The historic map layers in the Google Earth Rumsey Map Collection have been selected by David Rumsey from his large collection of historical maps, as well as some from other collections with which he collaborates. All the maps contain rich information about the past and represent a sampling of time periods, scales, and cartographic art, resulting in visual history stories that only old maps can tell. Each map has been georeferenced by Rumsey, thus creating unique digital map images that allow the old maps to appear in their correct places on the modern globe. Some of the maps fit perfectly in their modern spaces, while othersgenerally earlier period mapsreveal interesting geographical misconceptions of their time. Cultural features on the maps can be compared to the modern satellite views using the slider bars to adjust transparency. The result is an exploration of time as well as space, a marriage of historic cartographic masterpieces with innovative contemporary software tools.
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