I have a page-a-day calendar with parts of old maps.
The page for 20 August had a part of a plan of Moscow, and I'm curious what the text on the picture says (main photo page here) -- there's a title at the top and some of the gates are labelled, but the whole things is written in a curlicue way and seems to use abbreviation marks, so it's hard for me to decipher.
I'd appreciate it if you can help me. Unfortunately, when I scanned it in, a little bit of the top got cut off, which contained some diacritics which might be necessary -- mostly ~-shaped ones but also one that looked like )( and two that looked like the letter rams-horn ɤ.
Here's my attempt, with diacritics after the letter they seem to be above:
Ц~РСТВАЮЩИ ГРАД М~ОСКВА НА???\ ГОРОДЪ ВСТ)(? М~ОСКѠВСКИɤ ГД~РСТВɤ∝
Where ? is letters I couldn't identify and \ is an indescribable squiggle above.
Something about "Imperial city Moscow, something something, Muscovite state"?
As for the gates, I suppose 5 and 6 are Dmitriy's gate and Pyotr's gate, but the rest I can't even guess at.