竹島問題の歴史

26.5.07

Japanese Map of Ulleungdo, Date Unknown

The map on the left is a Japanese Map of Ulleungdo that is believed to have been made in the late Edo Period (1603 - 1869). The map is the property of the Sanin History Museum in Yonago City of Tottori Prefecture, where it is stored and displayed.

To enlarge the map, click on it twice. The first click will enlarge it to a certain extent, but it is the second click that makes it large enough to be readable.





I would like to thank Kaneganese for sending me the above scanned copy of the map, and I would like to thank the Sanin History Museum in Yonago City for giving me permission to post the map on this site.




11 comments:

  1. Hi Gerry,

    Thanks a lot for making this forum.
    It seems very fair to introduce both pro-Japanese sites and pro-Korean sites.

    I hope this will be the largest library concerning Takeshima/Dokdo.

    By the way, to follow are newspaper articles about Japanese maps of Takeshima/Dokdo during 1910's - 1920's. Although these were made after the incorporation of the island in 1905, they may be a proof of effective control of the island by Japan.

    About the map 隠岐全図 (1912):
    http://www.sanin-chuo.co.jp/news/modules/news/article.php?storyid=798307006

    About the maps (1924 島根県警察統計便覧 - Takeshima can be seen in the left lower portion, and 1923 隠岐島報 - Takeshima can be seen in the rightward middle portion)
    http://www.sanin-chuo.co.jp/news/modules/news/article.php?storyid=345346006

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  2. Sorry Gerry,

    The above posting should have been addressed to the "welcome message".

    BTW, the map above looks great but unfortunately I can't read small characters. Are there any clues?

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  3. Pacifist,

    I have posted the links of the two articles you introduced. To find the articles in the future, just look on the right side of the page for "Japanese Articles on Dokdo/Takeshima." It will be under the "Labels" category.

    Concerning the new map, did you enlarge the map by clicking on it two times? One click will enlarge it to a certain extent, but it is the second click that makes it large enough to be readable.

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  4. Thanks, this is convenient.

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  5. Gerry,

    The sentence at the right lower place says the following:

    70-ri from Oki country, there is this island, which is Takeshima.
    Its circumstance is about 16-ri. There is a big river.

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  7. As for the islet at southeast, there is a writing "15-cho (丁) from main island (Ullengdo), circumference 18-cho".

    One "cho" is 109 meters, so this islet is located at 1635 meters (= 1.635 km) and its circumference is 1962 meters.
    The distance is closer to Jukdo's (2.2km). Is this islet Jukdo?

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  9. The writing on the small island east of Ulleungdo, reads "This island about 100-ken (間), circumference 40-ken".

    One ken (間) is usually about 1.82 meters but as for distance it was 1.97 meters. You can say it almost 2 meters. So the distance of this islet (from Ulleungdo) was estimated as 200 meters by the mapmaker, which is too short if this islet was Jukdo.

    By the way, there are a few islets at south, with heights and distance (from Ullengdo). This may be interesting.

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  10. Pacifist,

    Yes, the island 15 "cho" (丁) from the main island is almost certainly Jukdo. By the way, Koreans pronounce 丁 as "jeong."

    The small rock between Jukdo and the main island is most likely "Bukjeo Bawui" (북저바위), which Lee Gyu-won labeled as 老姑巖 (노고암 - "Old Mother-in-law Rock") on his 1882 map of Ulleungdo. The tall rock just south of that looks like is should be "Chotdae Bawui," which Lee Gyu-won labeled as 將軍巖 (장군암 - "General Rock") on his 1882 map. Or it could be the rock that Lee labeled as 鎗巖 (창암 - "Spear Rock" on his 1882 map.

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  11. Gerry, the site looks great !!

    By the way,
    The name of the map : Takeshima-zu(竹島圖)
    The year of the map : Late Edo period(江戸後期:1775-1867?)(江戸:1600 or 1603 - 1867)
    The name of the maker : unknown
    Owend by : San-in History Museum in Yonago(米子市立山陰歴史館)

    I will send a application form to the Museum of behalf of you in oreder to gain a permission tomorrow. I have scanned more high resolution ones. If you need it, let me know. The one I sent you is the lowest resolution.

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