How to use the database

The timeline refers to the temporal scope of the database (1700-1914) and the map contains places visited by authors inside this timeframe.

The database can be searched by author, place, year, or by regular expression. Searches can be further refined by choosing one or more types of record (such as book, image, image in the book, and/or photography). The results of the search will show up on the map and the timeline.

Alternatively, results can be viewed as a list or thumbnails, either in alphabetical or chronological order.

By selecting a specific entry, the basic information on the record is provided.

Every entry contains links (in the bottom right corner) to works by the same author, those referring to the same place, or those dating from the same period.

A caption gives basic information about a travelogue

Title Name of the author; title of the travelogue; publication year.
Author The name and date of birth/death.
Occupation Author’s profession or passion
Place of Origin The place of origin indicates the country or geographic area where the artist is coming from, followed by a specific city or region.
Year(s) of visit Years of authors visit to Damatia are given, if known.
Places of visit Places of visit that served as a direct source for creation of the travelogue are given.
Travelogue title Title of the travelogue.
Travelogue type Travelogues are classified as follows:
Book (also essay, or letter)
Image in the book
Publication year Date of image or letter; first edition of book; year of essay first publication, year of photography first publication (or date when it was taken, if known)
Desctiption technique, dimension, and/or
Credit The credit line indicates how a work came to the database.
Link Link to the source of travelogue if available on the Internet.
Notes Notes includes copyright and short description of the work if necessary.
Image Image, photography, letter, book cover, journal cover


Every effort has been made to identify and locate copyright holders for the works and images in this database. The Institute of Art History would be grateful for further information concerning any author or institution from whom we have been unable to trace rightsholder. Any errors or omissions will be corrected.

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