How does it work ?

On this page you will find direct links to digitalized travel books for the listed places, categorized per modern Turkish district (ilçe)

by example:

Ovaçevirme →Lynch 1901-2: 256 (Chevermeh)

Ovaçevirme = is the Turkish modern name.

Lynch 1901 = is the name of the travel report where this name can be found. If the text is blue, is it is linked to a title description.

256 = the page number. If the number is blue it links to a page in one of the digital book repositories (archive.org, openlibary.org or hathitrust.org, jstor) or to a reproduction of the text on this website with geographical annotations.

(Chevermeh) the original name used by the author

(→ANT) links to a list of geographical annotations for this title.

It is much appreciated if you report broken links

Geographical Index on 19th century travel reports

website of Jelle Verheij, historian

Elazığ central district

Elazığ Brant 1841: 366 (Mezirah) →Taylor 1868: 345 (Mezireh) →Percy 1901: 110 (Mezreh) →Barkley 1891: 301 (Mezireh)

Harput Brant 1841: 366 (Kharput) Taylor 1868: 345-346 (Kharput) →Percy 1901: 110 (Kharput) →Barkley 1891: 301 (Kharpout)

AşağıbağPercy 1901: 119 (Asharli Soghaji)

Harmanpınar Brant 1841: 366, 367 (Alishan) [village flooded by Keban Lake]

İkizdemirBrant 1841: 367 (Hogasur) [village flooded by Keban Lake]

UlukentPercy 1901: 110 (Husseinieh)

Yenikapı Brant 1841: 366 (Konk)



Ağın district

Ağın Taylor 1868: 315 (Aghin)

- Eski Ağın →Taylor 1868: 313 (Eski Aghin)

Andırı Taylor 1868: 314 (Anderee)

Kaşpınar Taylor 1868: 315 (Paghanik)


Baskil district

Kadıköyü Percy 1901: 108 (Kadi Keui)

KuşsarayıAinsworth 1841-3: 331 (I'z O'ghlu) [not visited by author]


Karakoçan district

AltınolukPercy 1901: 121 (Tekiyah)

Karapınar Brant 1841: 369 (Mezirah) [identification not certain]


Keban district

KebanBrant 1841: 367 (Kebban Ma'den) [not visited by author] Taylor 1868: 345 (Kebban Maaden) [Taylor did not visit the place] Barkley 1891: 312 (Keban Madan)

Acızlı Taylor 1868: 313 (Ajoozee)

Denizli Taylor 1868: 312, 315 (Denizlee, Deniztee)

KopuzluTaylor 1868: 315 (Hoorenek)


Kovancılar district

Çakırkaş Brant 1841: 368 (Hoshmat)

DemirciPercy 1901: 121 (Demirji)

Ekinözü Brant 1841: 369 (Habab)


Maden district

Maden Brant 1841: 364, 365 (Arghana Ma'den)  Taylor 1868: 346 (Arghaneh-Maaden) [Taylor gives no information on the place] Barkley 1891: 289 (Arghana Madan)

Gezin Brant 1841: 365 (Kizin)


Palu district

PaluBrant 1841: 362, 367-368 (Palu) →Percy 1901: 119 (Palu) →Maunsell 1904: 142-143 (Palu)

Gömeçbağlar Brant 1841: 367 (Tilkeh) [identification not certain]


various other locations in Elazığ province

Kömürhan, han and crossing of the Euphrates River →Percy 1901: 109 (Kummer Khan

Gölcük Lake →Barkley 1891: 296 (Lake Gulchuck)

Elazığ Province

Elazığ Province