The centre of the plate bears two views of Moscow, above these is an image of the Czar bestowing medals on his people. It is surrounded with descriptions of the noble families in Russia. It was published in the fourth volume of the encyclopaedic atlas by Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743) entitled ‘Atlas Historique ou Nouvelle Introduction a l’Histoire, a la Chronologie & a la Geographie’. It was issued from 1705 to 1720 in 7 volumes. Koeman II p. 33; Phillips 579; Shirley ‘Atlases in the BL’ T.Chat-1a; Van Waning ‘Chatelain’s Atlas Historique’ in IMCoS Journal 120 pp. 7-15.