竹島問題の歴史

4.8.08

1904 Stanford map of eastern China, Japan and Korea

This is a map "STANFORD' MAP: EASTERN CHINA, JAPAN, AND KOREA" which was published in London by Edward Stanford in 1904 during the Russo-Japanese war.

Although the islands in the Japan Sea were not coloured, they were labeled with Japanese names in parentheses - Argonaut I. (Taka Shima) which was a phantom island, Dagelet I. (Matsu Shima) which was true Ulleungdo and Hornet Is which were Liancourt Rocks. One can't say sovereignty of Liancourt Rcoks from this map but it is possible that they were thought to be Japanese territory because the name of Ulleungdo was labeled in Japanese as Matsushima (Matsu Shima) and in these cases almost all of them indicated Matsushima and Liancourt Rocks to be Japanese territory.

6 comments:

  1. gtomr,

    Thanks for the interesting maps!
    The first map included Usando as a long-shaped island like a yeel and next to the island, there is another island. In the island there is a Chinese writings:
    "夷島属日本" (foreign island that belongs to Japan) and "近于野人" (near to Usando's people???) - what do you think?

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  2. Or does 近于野人 mean "near to Usan" and "野人 (barbarians/ wild people)"?

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  3. Sorry the above 1886 map is not so interesting, it is wrong and this map is interesting for the people who care about Sea of Japan, and Takeshima.
    1898 萬國全圖 嵯峨野彦太郞

    Pacifist,
    Im not sure but I guess it is Tataristan or Ainu, usually said bear man,(Chekc goole about 近于野人, they said 近于野人者为人熊)

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  4. Pacifist & GTOMR,

    Interesting maps. Too bad they did not really reflect the reality at the time they were made.

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