竹島問題の歴史

6.6.07

Any Info on this Japanese Map (實測朝鮮全圖, 1894, 宗孟寬)?

The following 1894 Japanese map shows Usando (亐山島) as a small neighboring island of Ulleungdo. Though the map shows Usando to the west of Ulleungdo instead of the east, it is significant in that it shows Matsushima (松島) as a separate island. Korean historians claim that Usando was Japan's Matsushima (松島 - Liancourt Rocks), but the following map is more evidence that that was not the case.

4 comments:

  1. Gerry,

    Thanks for the interesting map.
    I think Matsushima seems to be too close to Ulleungdo just as another 1894 map, item (11) in the maps in my former posting. In the latter, Takeshima is Argonaut and Matsushima was true Ulleungdo.

    How about this map? I think the map may have two different information, Ulleungdo and Jukdo (Usando) are one group of information and Argonaut-Dagelet relationship, which was misunderstood as Takeshima-Matsushima relationship, is another.

    So I think details concerning Ulleungdo is right but the location of Ulleungdo and Matsushima may be wrong.
    How do you think?

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  2. Pacifist,

    Yes, the map is somewhat confusing. For example, the shape of 松島 (Matsushima) is not the shape of Liancourt Rocks.

    I have not seen the full map, so I cannot say that the mapmaker confused Ulleungdo for the non-existant island of Argonaut, but the map does show Usando as a small neighboring island of Ulleungdo, and it clearly shows Japan's Matsushima as being a separate island from Usando.

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  3. Anonymous6/6/07 22:36

    The map was drawn by So Mokan as mentioned in 1894.

    It's a pretty nasty map because it shows Seibold's positioning long after most map makers understood Ulleungdo to be around 131 degrees.

    Not a typical map of this era for sure.

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  4. Is there any possibility that map name is not correct.
    日清韓三國輿地全圖(實測三百六拾五萬分之壹圖) / 宗孟寛製図

    But I cannot find images,sorry

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