竹島問題の歴史

24.2.09

1884 Appleton Map of Japan and Korea, USA

This map, "The Islands of Japan with Corea, Manchooria and the New Russian Acquisitions", was removed from the book "The Earth and it's Inhabitants: Asia (Chinese Empire, Korea and Japan)", authored by Elisse Reclus and published by D. Appleton and Company (New York) in 1884.

This map seems to have been very precisely drawn: there is no Argonaut island (phantom island), and there are Dagelet island (Ulleungdo) labelled as "Dagelet I." which was painted as the same colour as Korea (yellow) and Liancourt Rocks (Takeshima/Dokdo) as "Hornet Is." which was not coloured. Of course there are Oki islands ("Oki Is.") in red, the colour of Japan.
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So this is the oldest and the most precise map we have ever seen. Although this map was published in New York, USA, the information may have been originated from UK because I have heard that the cartographer was British as the same books were originally published in Europe.

(Broughton Bay was labelled as "Broughton B.")

3 comments:

  1. What happened to Opp's site?

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  2. Gerry,
    His old site had closed and now his new website under re-construction(Japanese version only)

    Pacifist;
    Thank you you remember my request about Broughton-Bay (real Koren gulf/sea)

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  3. Thanks GTOMR. I have updated Opp's link the blog.

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