[ISHMap-List] "Manuscript X", aka Vaticanus graecus 191 - where can I find a translated copy?

Jahan Khalili jahan.farhad.khalili at gmail.com
Sun Apr 24 22:37:52 CEST 2016

I'm trying to make a Ptolemaic map which could approximate how one might
have looked for the 3rd century AD (rather than showing one that is based
on revisions that would have occurred after that time period).

To be more precise, I'm trying to make a facsimile of a map of the early
Sassanian Empire and its western frontier with its Roman adversary, in the
Pahlavi script that was official for the empire at that time (using the
original topographic name spellings found in for example the inscription of
Shapur I).

I understand that "Manuscript X", aka Vaticanus graecus 191 are the
earliest available works from which we might get an idea of how a Ptolemaic
map would have looked prior to subsequent revisions from later times.

Could anyone guide me as to how I can get place-name and coast-line
coordinates (or any idea of a Ptolemaic map based on them) for the area
relevant to Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, the southern and eastern coasts of the
Black Sea, the Caucasus, Syria, and the eastern coast of the Mediterranean
(which constituted the Roman-Persian frontier), or any of the other areas
of the Sassanian Empire?

Thanks in advance for your time.

Jahan Khalili
The only time in history a Roman Emperor was captured
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