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18.11.08

1900 The Times Map : map of China (East) and Korea

The Times Atlas (1900) gave us the most accurate map of Japan.

Here is the map of China (East) and Korea from the same 1900 version of the Times Atlas, which contained 132 pages of maps (comprising 196 maps). It was published by The Office of "The Times", Printing House Square, London and was literally one of the most reliable atlas at the time.


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You can see an island in the Sea of Japan off the Korean peninsula - "Matsu Shima" which is definitely today's Ulleungdo but Liancourt Rocks were not depicted in the map.

It is natural because the rocks were depicted in Japanese map (see above). One of the most dignified maps recognised that Liancourt Rocks didn't belong to Korea, as Korean eastern limit was believed to be Ulleungdo.
(Click the left map to enlarge)
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Addendum: Broughton Bay is labelled as "Broughton B."

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, pacifist

    I've just noticed you posted this.

    We need to make "western maps of Korea" post someday.

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