Kostroma city, first recorded in the chronicles for the year 1213, but historians believe it could have been founded by Yury Dolgoruky more than half a century earlier.
Like other towns of the Eastern Rus, Kostroma was sacked by the Mongols in 1238. It then constituted a small principality, under leadership of Prince Vasily the Drunkard, a younger brother of the famous Alexander Nevsky. Upon inheriting the grand ducal title in 1271, Vasily didn't leave the town for Vladimir, and his descendants ruled Kostroma for another half a century, until the town was bought by Ivan I of Moscow.
Museum Quality Antique Print.
Size: Sheet app.: 27 x 18.5 cm. 10.75 x 7.25 inches. Image app.: 15.5 x 10.5 cm. 6.25 x 4.25 inches. Condition: View and borders excellent.