Autograph Letter Signed, in English, 8vo, Naples, December 3, 1875. HEINRICH SCHLIEMANN.
HEINRICH SCHLIEMANN

(1822-90). German businessman and archaeologist, often considered the modern discoverer of Troy in Turkey and Mycenae in Greece, both of which were associated with the ancient Greek poet, Homer.

Autograph Letter Signed, in English, 8vo, Naples, December 3, 1875.

Schliemann asks his publisher, John Murray, “to forward of the 3 copies, which still stand to my credit, one to Professor W. Hielbig, Secretary of the Instituto techeologico in the Capitol of Rome, and the other two copies to me…Should the Guardian publish F. Calvert’s answers to my article, pray send me a copy of it….” He signs, “H. Schliemann.”.

He refers to Frank Calvert (1828-1908), British consular and amateur archeologist who began exploratory excavations at what would become recognized as the site of Ancient Troy seven years before Schliemann began his excavations. Good historical association. The letter, on blue graph paper, is accompanied with a printed photo of Schliemann wearing a fur trimmed coat and top hat.

Item #1924

Price: $1,900.00

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