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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 (, or, 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

Mardin central district

Mardin Maunsell 1904: 137-138 (Mardin)

Akıncı Rassam 1897 (→ANT): 234 (Alkissoor Kassir-Sarchakhan)

OğuzTaylor 1865: 52 (Dara)

Dargeçit district

Akyol Shiel 1838: 81 (Derije)

Çelik, Çelikköy Shiel 1838: 80 (Chelek) Layard 1853: 42 (Chellek) (ANT→)

Derik district

Derik Taylor 1868: 355-356, 359 (Deyrik)

Ballı Taylor 1868: 360 (Zerawa)

Dumanlı Taylor 1868: 355 (Kharraba)

Hisaraltı Taylor 1868: 360 (Rubbut)

Kayacık Taylor 1868: 355, 356 (Mohkat)

Pınarcık Taylor 1868: 359 (Phittur)

Tepebağ Taylor 1868: 359 (Tel Besmeh)

Kızıltepe district

Kızıltepe Taylor 1868: 347 (Koch Hissar, Tel Ermen) →Rassam 1897 (→ANT): 234 (Tel Armun, Kooch-hissar)

Başdeğirmen Taylor 1868: 358 (Amrood)

Büyüktepe Taylor 1868: 346 (Koree)

Kocalar Taylor 1868: 358 (Sbeya)

Sancarlı Taylor 1868: 358 (Kurey)

Yurderi, Yurteri Taylor 1868: 358 (Haffaree)

Ziyaret Taylor 1868: 347, 358 (Harzen)

Mazıdağı district

Arısu Taylor 1868: 356 (Goola Goolee)

Gümüşyuva Taylor 1868: 361 (Deir Metina)

Midyat district

MidyatShiel 1838: 82-84 (Mediyád) →Taylor 1865: 35 (Mediat) →Maunsell 1904: 139-140 (Midiat)

AnıtlıTaylor 1865: 35 (Haa)

İzbırakTaylor 1865: 35 (Zaz)

SivriceTaylor 1865: 56 (Daleen)

- ruins near Karasubaşı: →Taylor 1865: 56 (Sha Resh, Dhu Rishk)

Nusaybin district

NusaybinTaylor 1865: 53 (Nisibis) →Rassam 1897 (→ANT): 233-234 (Nissibeen) →Maunsell 1904: 138-139 (Nisibin)

GüzelsuShiel 1838: 84 (Ehbáb) [identification not certain]

KalecikTaylor 1865: 56 (Kyr Banos)

PazarköyTaylor 1865: 52 (Bazara)

Mardin Province

Mardin Province

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