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19th century sources

website of Jelle Verheij, historian

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Route- and place descriptions for British military (1904)


Place descriptions and routes in the provinces of Adana, Erzurum, Haleb, Mamuretülaziz, Diyarbekir and Bitlis around 1900


source: Lieut.-Colonel F.R. Maunsell, Military Report on Eastern Turkey in Asia. Vol.IV - Middle Euphrates Valley. Country from the Gulf of Alexandretta towards Erzerum and Bitlis. Compiled for the Intelligence Department, War office. 1904


Click on the map to enlarge. For places coloured red the original place description by Maunsel is attached.

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Maps

Some 19th century maps, from travel reports and archival sources

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Van during the 1896 Armenian-Ottoman conflict

Sketch map of Van showing neighborhoods, foreign consulates and “principal houses held and fortified” by Armenian revolutionaries during the revolt in the Summer of 1896.

Drawn by British Vice-Consul in Van at the time, Major Williams (archival document, UK National Archives)

Migration routes of nomads

Sketch map of yearly migration routes of (semi)nomadic Kurdish tribes in the area south of Lake Van.

Source: Unknown Turkish report, 1960s or 1970s

Diyarbekir and vicinity

Pre 1914 British military map (UK National Archives, London) of Diyarbakır and surroundings.

Source: Lieut.-Colonel F.R. Maunsell, Military Report on Eastern Turkey in Asia. Vol.IV -  War office. 1904


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