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31.7.08

1600s - Map of Silla, Goguryo, & Baekje Regions

The map below is from a 1600s atlas entitled "Old Maps of China & Joseon" (支那朝鮮古地圖 - 지나조선고지도), which is stored in the National Library of Korea (國立中央圖書館 - 국립중앙도서관). The map is entitled "Map of the Original Regions of Silla, Goguryo, and Baekje" (新羅高勾麗百濟肇造區域之圖 - 신라고구려백제조조구역지도).

Double click on the map to enlarge.


Below is a cutout from the map that shows a single island off the east coast of Korea labeled as "Usan-guk - now Ulleungdo" (羽山國 今 鬱陵島 - 우산국, 지금 울릉도). This map is more evidence that Usan-guk was recognized as only one island, not two, during the time of the Silla Kingdom.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for uploading this map which I fail to find, listed on the exhibision of "dokdo" map collection No.4

    http://www.dokdomuseum.go.kr/exh/sub_ex_02_01.html?idx=27

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  2. GTOMR,

    You are welcome.

    Besides the map showing Usan-guk, I also thought it was interesting that it also seems to show the mud flats off the west coast of Korea.

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  3. Anonymous31/7/08 15:28

    치우친 생각은 거짓 주장을 만들게 되어 있습니다.

    한국에는 무수히 많은 섬이 있습니다. 설마 한국에 섬이 5개 뿐이라고 생각하는 것은 아니겠죠?

    그럼 나머지 섬들은 왜 그리지 않은 것인가요?

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  4. When I look at the island in the far east, I would suggest that there are/is at least one other island as the two words/names suggest.

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  5. sorry i haven`t read the translation.
    But wasn`t Usanguk referring to Juk-Do and not to Ulleung-Do as a whole? Isn`t it possible that the map has some flaws?

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  6. Oh I forgot to add. The term -Guk means land, like Dae-Han-Min-Guk means Korea or Mi-Guk means America. The term -Do means island, like Ulleung-Do or Dok-Do.

    It is possible that the name Usan-Guk is referring to many islands, as the name Usan-Land would suggest.

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  8. I don't understand if this proves anything related to dokdo..

    what do you want to say? Gerry..

    Do you know anything about U-san guk?

    it refers to country at east sea forming couple of islands..

    How can you post such a thing like this when you know just a little about the subject.

    there are a lot of people researching at this subject.

    and it's kind of complicated. I wonder how you are not feeling foolish putting up these nonesense when you know very little.

    You think you're some kind of genius? Be shamed...

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