The Anatolian Travelers Project aims to map pre-20th century CE travel accounts about western Anatolia (modern Turkey).  We hope to better understand human movement through this landscape prior to the advent of modern transportation technologies.  We are currently only mapping the sections of the text that deal with central western Anatolia.

Initial maps:

  • A Visit to the Seven Churches of Asia, 1828, by Francis Arundell
    • Arundell (1780-1846) was chaplain to the Levant Company in Smyrna.  This account covers his visit to the seven churches from March to September, 1826.
  • Travels in the Three Great Empires of Austria, Russia, and Turkey, 1838, by Charles Elliott
    • Elliott (1803-1875) was a member of the clergy in England.  This account discusses his wide travels in eastern Europe.
  • Travels in Asia Minor, 1764-1765, by Richard Chandler
    • Richard Chandler (1738-1810) was an English antiquarian comissioned by the Society of Dilettanti to tour and write an account of Asia Minor.  This account details observations and descriptions of the events that took place on his journey across Turkey.
  • Travels in Asia Minor and Greece, 1825, by Richard Chandler
    • Richard Chandler (1738-1810) was an English antiquarian comissioned by the Society of Dilettanti to tour and write an account of Asia Minor and Greece.  This account details observations and descriptions of the events that took place on his journey across these countries.
  • Anatolica, 1874, by Edwin John Davis 
    • Edwin John Davis was a British Episcopalian chaplain who resided in Alexandria.  He traveled throughout Asia Minor as an observer and this account details one of his journey as well as his scholarly comparisons between the various regions.
  • Remarks Upon the Manners, Religion And Government of the Turks1678, by Thomas Smith
    • Thomas Smith (1638-1710) wrote this account details as the title describes  the manners, religion and government of the Turks in the 17th century.  Additionally, this volume presents a survey of the Seven Churches of Asia (outlined in the book of Revelations in the Christian Bible) and a brief description of Constantinople.
  • Discoveries in Asia Minor, 1834, by Rev. Francis V.J. Arundell 
    • Rev. Francis V.J. Arundell (1780-1846) was chaplain to the Levant Company in Smyrna.  This account gives a description of the ruins of several ancient cities in Asia Minor with some focus on Antioch of Pisidia.
  • The Travels of Lady Hester Stanhope, 1846, by Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope and Charles Lewis Meryon
    • Lady Hester Stanhope (1776-1839) was a British socialite and traveler.  This work is a collection of memoirs describing her travels throughout the Middle East where over a period of two years she, along with a party that included Charles Maryon (1783-1877), ventured through many different parts of the Mediterranean Near East.
  • Travels and Researches in Asia Minor, 1852, by Sir Charles Fellows
    • Sir Charles Fellows (1799-1860) was a British archaeologist and explorer, known for his numerous expeditions in Turkey.  This account details his movements and observations on his 1852 journey in Turkey.
  • Travels in the track of the 10,000 Greeks, 1844, by William F. Ainsworth
    • William Ainsworth (1807-1896) was an English surgeon, traveller, geographer and geologist.  This work is a geographical and descriptive account of the expedition of Cyrus the Great and of the retreat of his Greek mercenaries after the death of the Persian prince