Lot no. 8091

377th Auction



Catalogue no.

Opening1.000 €
Sold for1.200 €
PERSIA-GREAT BRITAIN, 1832, Entire letter from an expedition to the mines near Miyaneh to Brighton. The 5 pages of contents dated between May 28 and June 1st, 1832 give a comprehensive report about the expedition and the transport of the letter ("a Gholam takes it to Erzroum to be forwarded by a Pasha's Tartar"). The letter transported via Constantinople and Semlin with desinfection handstamp and red wax seal. Upon arrival charged with "1/6 d." to be paid by the recipient. The letter with few split folds, but still fine and fresh. A most remarkable and early letter from Persia. From the contents of the letter: "I am living in a tent a the village is a collection of small round huts and dirty to a degree... dried cowdung is the fuel in this country... the mines are situated close by which is the reason I am staying here. I left Tabriz on Wednesday last the 23rd on one of Capt. Campbell's horses ... I reached this place (104 miles) in 3 days ... This place is 4 miles from Meanna on the direct route from Tabriz to Teheran and celebrated for its bugs..."