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Notes on a Journey from Tabríz, through Kurdistán, via Ván, Bitlís, Se'ert and Erbil to Suleímániyeh, in July and August, 1836

in: Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 8 (1838) pp.54-101

SHIEL, J.

Persian-Ottoman border at Kotur - Erçek - Van - Bitlis - Baykan - Siirt - Midyat - Cizre - via Iraqi Kurdistan to Persia

at JSTOR

Geographical annotations for Shiel's journey are available on this website [only for the part of the route within the present borders of Turkey]

for a map of Shiel's route see here