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SCHLIEMANN, Heinrich.
Ithaka der Peloponnes und Troja. Archäologische Forschungen.
Leipzig, Giesecke & Devrient, 1869.Original half cloth. With 2 maps and 4 tinted lithographed plates after Th. Muller by Lemercier. XX,213 pp.First edition. - 'Where is Troy ? For Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890) the search for its exact location became a consuming passion. In 1869, when this book was first published, the existence of a real - as opposed to mythical - Troy was still disputed. The wealthy German businessmann, linguist and speculator journeyed to Greece and Asia Minor in order to undertake excavations well before archaeology developed into a modern, scientific profession. This book describes his first expedition in 1868 to Corfu, Cephalonia, the Peloponnese and Ithaca. Schliemann was convinced that the mound of Hissarlik in Turkey was the site of Troy, and the golden artifacts of his 'treasure of Priam' persuaded the public of its historicity, though his destructive methods of excavation caused extensive damage to the site. Schliemann returned to Troy several times during the course of his career and published further books about his discoveries' (text from the reprint edition by the Cambridge University Press, 2010). - (Foxing). - Very rare.See Blackmer 1498 and Atabey 1097. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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