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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
peninsular extension westward of the Armenian and Kurdistan highlands in Asia, bounded on the N. by the Black Sea, on the W. by the Archipelago, and on the S. by the Levant; indented all round, mainland as well as adjoining islands, with bays and harbours, all more or less busy centres of trade; is as large as France, and consists of a plateau with slopes all round to the coasts; has a population of over 28,000,000.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Asia Minor'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/a/asia-minor.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.