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

Şirnak central district

Kumçatı Layard 1853: 46 (Derghileh) (ANT→) →Taylor 1865: 51 (Deyr Gul)


Beytüşşebap district

Beytuşşebap →Layard 1853: 350 (Beit-Shebbet) (ANT→) [identification not certain, not visited by author]


Cizre district

Cizre Shiel 1838: 67, 86-88 (Jeziréh-ibn 'Omar) →Brant 1841: 358 (Jezirah) [not visited by author] →Layard 1853: 46 (Jezireh) (ANT→) →Taylor 1865: 51 (Jezireh) →Barkley 1891: 278 (Djeziré) [not visited by author]

Kurtuluş Layard 1853: 46 (Mansouriyah) (ANT→)

Uğur →Shiel 1838: 85 (Tiláberi)


Güçlükonak district

Damlarca Layard 1853: 44 (Fynyk) (ANT→) [identification not certain]

Fındık Layard 1853: 43 (Funduk) (ANT→)


İdil district

Bozburun Taylor 1865: 51 (Hazarnukh)

Oyalı Taylor 1865: 51 (Delavi Kusri)

PınarbaşıShiel 1838: 85 (Aïn-ser)


Silopi district

Buğdaylı Layard 1853: 46 (Tiekhtan) (ANT→)


Şirnak Province

Şirnak Province