Lot 289: Heinrich Schliemann

RR Auction

2015-07-07 11:00:29

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Lot 289: Pioneering archaeologist (1822–1890) best known for his excavations at the ancient sites of Troy and Mycenae. ALS signed "H. Schliemann," one page, 6.25 x 3.75, December 1, 1877. Letter to "Prof'r Schmitz," most likely L. Dora Schmitz, who translated Schliemann's 'Trojan Antiquities' into English, in full: "I shall call on you the first evening I am free, excuse me that I have not done so yet. I hope you and your dear family are all well." In fine condition. Schliemann discovered a cache of gold, jewelry, and artifacts during an excavation of Troy in May 1873, which he named 'Priam's Treasure.' He published these findings in 1874 under the title 'Trojanische Altertumer [Trojan Antiquities].' RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: $800-1200
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