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 = the Turkish modern name.

Lynch 1901 = author + year of publication of the travel report in which this name can be found. If the text is blue, 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 name version 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

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Şahinbey and Şehitkamil districts (Gaziantep centre)

Gaziantep Barkley 1891: 212 (Aintab) →Maunsell 1904: 106-107 (Aintab)

Bahçe district

Bahçe Barkley 1891: 204 (Baghtche)

Karkamış district

Elifoğlu Pollington 1841: 452 (Elifulú) (→ANT)


ancient site of Karkamış/ Karkemish: →Barkley 1891: 239

Not identified

(Jerrid) Barkley 1891: 210

(Muzerrin) Barkley 1891: 235

various locations

Rumkale (castle on promontory in Euphrates river, NW of Halfeti) Ainsworth 1841-3: 331, 337 (Rum Kal'ah)

Gaziantep Province

Gaziantep Province

(formerly Ayntab/ Antep)