Atlas Trojanischer Alterthümer : Photographische Abbildungen zu dem Berichte über die Ausgrabungen in Troja. H. Schliemann, Dr. Heinrich, Panagos T. Zapheiropoulos, photog.
Atlas Trojanischer Alterthümer : Photographische Abbildungen zu dem Berichte über die Ausgrabungen in Troja.
Atlas Trojanischer Alterthümer : Photographische Abbildungen zu dem Berichte über die Ausgrabungen in Troja.
Atlas Trojanischer Alterthümer : Photographische Abbildungen zu dem Berichte über die Ausgrabungen in Troja.
Atlas Trojanischer Alterthümer : Photographische Abbildungen zu dem Berichte über die Ausgrabungen in Troja.
Atlas Trojanischer Alterthümer : Photographische Abbildungen zu dem Berichte über die Ausgrabungen in Troja.
Atlas Trojanischer Alterthümer : Photographische Abbildungen zu dem Berichte über die Ausgrabungen in Troja.

Atlas Trojanischer Alterthümer : Photographische Abbildungen zu dem Berichte über die Ausgrabungen in Troja.

Leipzig: In Commission Bei F. A. Brockhaus, 1874. Large portfolio, renewed black cloth spine and flaps, original printed gray paper over boards, renewed green ribbon ties. Title leaf, [1]-57, [1] pp., 217 mounted albumen photographs, all loose in portfolio, as issued.

A rare portfolio of photographs documenting Schliemann’s discovery of the great treasure at Hissarlik. One of 500 copies.

“Apart from the value of the Atlas caused by its extreme rarity, it also has the additional interest of being the first archaeological work illustrated with actual photographs…The plates forming the portfolio can be divided for a clearer appreciation into six unequal groups: an interesting series of sketches of the Troad, twenty-two in all, supplemented by seven plans of the excavations and another seven actual photographs of the trenches at Hissarlik…The objects found fall naturally into three classes: photographs of sketches of objects (eighty-one plates), actual photographs of objects (eighty-two plates) and finally nineteen plates of the great treasure, all but two actual photographs. The plans were all drawn by Adolphe Laurent, a surveyor and civil engineer borrowed by Schliemann at great cost from a French contractor building a railway line from Piraeus to Lamia…” (Lascarides, The Search for Troy).

OCLC records no copies in American libraries.

REFERENCES: Lascarides, A. C. The Search for Troy, 1553–1874 (The Lilly Library, 1977), pp. 69–70.

CONDITION: Good, some photographs foxed, as is frequently the case with this work.

Item #3393

Price: $17,500.00