āyādgār ī šahrīhā
The Bundahišn (long recension), in the chapter describing the mountains, refers to books on lands (āyādgārīhā ī šahrīhā). It is said that, during the onslaught by the Tāzīg (Arabs & Muslims) in the eastern quarter of Ērānšahr, Xvarāsān, they took Šāhfrih , the daughter of Pērōz ī Yazdegirdān, into captivity; there were, among the spoils, in her baggage, one of those memoirs of the lands composed for the Persian king Kavād. Zādānfarrox, the famous Persian chief scribe, translated it into Arabic. This translation was the main source of the second part of the geography book of Muqaddasī –Ibn Faqīh also quoted some passages of it.
It seems that the short Pārsīg text šahrestānīhā ī ērānšahr (ŠĒŠ) has as its source one of those books –just as the list of cities given by Ibn Xurdāδbeh and Աշխարհ Պարսից ‘the Persian land’ in the Geography of Ananias of Širak. The ŠĒŠ purports to give a catalogue of the cities of the Aryan land (Persia), and the names of their founders. This catalogue is based on the quadripartite division of the Aryan kingdom in the Sasanian period.
From the Աշխարհացոյց, the anonymous Armenian Geography (Ašxarhacʿoycʿ)
The Ašxarhacʿoycʿ possibly belongs to Ananias of Širak. The following is the Armenian text of two parts of it with a translation in English. The first part describes the division of Ērānšahr into four quarters in Sasanian times as given in Pārsīg records, and the second part reflects an older division as given mainly in Ptolemy.
The Lands of Ērānšahr
The short Pārsīg text šahrestānīhā ī ērānšahr (ŠĒŠ), purports to give a catalogue of the cities of the Aryan land (Persia), and the names of their founders. This catalogue is based on the quadripartite division of the Aryan kingdom in the Sasanian period and in some respect it reflects the Avesta list. It could also be compared to the list given by Ibn Xurdāδbeh and Աշխարհ Պարսից ‘the Persian land’ in the Geography of Ananias of Širak.
A list of Aryan lands
The first chapter of the Vīdēvdād is a poem of eighteen stanzas, with two fragments belonging to the Zand in the Avesta language. It is a fragment of the lost geographical text in the Avesta (*The book of Zamyād). It describes the sixteen settlements of the Aryans. There exist two Pārsīg commentaries of the text, one in the Zand ī juddēvdād, and the other in the long recension of the Bundahišn.
Divisions of the earth
Bundahišn (L 8, S 9)
A list of mountains
An Avesta fragment and a chapter of the Bundahiš
A list of seas
Bundahišn (L 10, S 11)
A list of lakes
A list of rivers
From the Pārsī account