Travelogues was created within the broader project of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation to promote Greek culture, and especially Greek literature, on a national and international level. The website aims to provide access to the visual material found in travel accounts of journeys to Greece and the eastern Mediterranean from the 15th century until the early 20th century. This includes for example maps, drawings, illustrations from title pages, and other types of visual sources. They come from works written by authors from many different countries, in various languages.

An important part of the editions that constitute the database of the website belong to the Historical Library of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation (currently under construction). The website will periodically be updated with material from major libraries in Greece, such as Gennadius Library and Benaki Museum Library. The total number of images will be ca.4.500. In August 2015, 560 of these had already been made available.

Advanced search is possible, as well as browsing by place, author, or subject. Each work is accompanied by detailed information. The images are accompanied by metadata.

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015 - 12:54pm
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