Travels in Turkey, Asia-Minor, Syria,
and across the desert into Egypt during the years 1799, 1800, and 1801, in company with the Turkish army, and the British military mission. To which are annexed, observations on the plague, and meteorological journal.
London, Richard Phillips, 1803
Wittman was a member of the British military mission which joined the Turkish forces at Constantinople in 1799 and travelled overland to Egypt to take part in the campaign against the French. (Leake, Clarke, Hamilton and Hammer-Purgstall were also members of the mission). The account begins in Constantinople and its environs, a period described in some detail. From there the Mission travelled by way of Patmos and Limasol to Jaffa, visiting various sites in the Holy Land before proceeding to Cairo. The return took in Rhodes, Samos and Chios.
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