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24.7.08

1904 The Seat of the Japan-Russian War

This is an American map of Japan and Korea in 1904, which was called "THE SEAT OF THE JAPAN-RUSSIAN WAR" . It was compiled from the "latest" U.S. Consular, War and Navy Departments' Reports, Railway and Concession Surveys. It was literally published during the Russo-Japanese War.
The year 1904 was four years after the Korea's Imperial Edict #41, which mentioned Seokdo, and one year before the incorporation of Takeshima (Liancourt Rocks) into Shimane prefecture of Japan.
Although it may be a little hard to identify the colour of the islands in the Japanese Sea, all the islands including "Taka I", "Dagelet I", "Matsu I (with Boussole Rocks)", "Liancourt Is. (To France)" and "Hornet I. (To England)" were coloured in pink (horizontal pink line) - the same as Japan's mainland. (Korea was coloured in light purple with longitudinal and horizontal lines)



You may notice that there are two Ulleungdos (Dagelet I and Matsu I) and two Liancourt Rcoks (Liancourt I and Hornet I). Although the information was inaccurate, this map clearly shows that USA didn't think that Liancourt Rocks to be Korean territory even after the 1900 Imperial Edict and before the incorporation of Takeshima (Liancourt Rocks).






Please notice the colour of the islands including Liancourt Rcoks (pink horizontal line) which is the same as Japan (left), and different from Korea (right; purple longitudinal and horizontal crossing lines).

3 comments:

  1. Thanks, pacifist

    This is interesting. We have almost all the names we've heard so far. Taka I. (Argonaut), Daglet I (Ulleungdo), Matsu I. (Japanese name of Ulleungdo), Boussole Rocks(Jukdo) and Liancourt Rocks/Hornet I..

    By the way, the colour of the islands in the cutout image are not clear. It seems the colour of the islands are same to Korea to me. Is it possible to post the cutout which include Japanese mainland or Oki at least? I have a very good feeling that somebody will use this as a proof of something else.

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  2. Kaneganese,

    Tnaks for your opinion, I will try to add some enlarged photos later.

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  3. Kaneganese,

    I added close-up photos but I'm afraid the difference is not clear on the screen. It is apparent when you look at the map with a magnifying glass....

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