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ERICH SCHMIDT
1940 /PERSIA / IRAN /FIRST ARIEL- PHOTO SURVEY / MASSIVE /PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 1940. Flights Over Ancient Cities of Iran Special Publication of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago By Erich Schmidt . Published University of Chicago Press 1940 In 1935, Schmidt had to approach Reza Shah Pahlavi directly for permission to fly over the country. Flights Over Ancient Iran. By Erich Schmidt. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1940. Hardcover. First edition. Elephant Folio measuring 40 x 30cm approximately, and paginating with [(xxii), (104) (2) pages, and a massive photo 119 plates]. The book comes in the original photo-illustrated cloth with tan lettering on spine, and colored maps on both front and back endpapers. The book has much to do with flights from 1935 to 1937 over Luristan and Azerbaijan, and the Turcomann Plains. The book is profusely illustrated, and the contents are in good clean condition, with good hinges. Erich Friedrich Schmidt (September 13, 1897 - October 3, 1964) was a German and American-naturalized archaeologist, born in Baden-Baden. He specialized in Ancient Near East Archaeology, and became professor emeritus at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. He was also a pioneer in using aerial photography in archaeological research. When he was young, his father died, and Erich was sent to the military school (Kadettenkorps) in Karlsruhe. He graduated in 1914 as a lieutenant in the German Army just as WWI started. He fought in the war with distinction, but then was seriously wounded in the fighting in Austrian Galicia in 1916. After the battle, Schmidt was found by the Russians on t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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