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

C Delano-Smith c.delano-smith at qmul.ac.uk
Tue Apr 26 16:08:53 CEST 2016

You may have had many useful replies by now, Jahan—but my first port of call would be Richard A. Talbert (ed) The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. (Princeton University Press, 2000)

Catherine Delano=Smith

From: Jahan Khalili 
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2016 9:37 PM
To: ishm at lazarus.elte.hu 
Subject: [ISHMap-List] "Manuscript X", aka Vaticanus graecus 191 - where can I find a translated copy?

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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