Syria in the 19th century – a travelogue by Wetzstein as Open Access

Travel report on Hauran and the Trachons: along with an appendix on the Sabean monuments in eastern Syria

Title and Map: Travelogue about Hauran and the TrachonsThe German diplomat and orientalist Johann Gottfried “Fritz” Wetzstein published this travelogue in 1860. He was the Prussian consul in Damascus from 1849 to 1861 and therefore an expert of the region.

The edition contains a historical map of Damascus and its surroundings as well as various drawings. It is now available as Open Access on our repository MENAdoc.