竹島問題の歴史

18.3.09

Late 1940's to early 1950's Map of Korea (USA)

This nice map is showing Korea after the end of the World War II (1945) but before the Korean war. Caption is: "Geographia Map Company's Large Scale Map of Korea; Super-detailed map in the size of 41x27 inches, Attractively colored, A special map of Asia and Formosa included". It was produced under the direction of Alexander Gross, F.R.G.S. and copyright was owned by Geographia Map Co., Inc. (New York).


Ulleungdo is labeled as "Ullung-do" in the Sea of Japan but there is no Liancourt Rocks in the map. This map clearly shows that it was a common knowledge for the world - at least for USA - that Liancourt Rocks were out of Korean territory. Please remember that the Takeshima(Dokdo) issue began after Rhee Syngman drew the Rhee Syngman Line against the international laws in 1952.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks, pacifist

    There was no countries including Korea herself that Liancourt Rocks belongs to Korea in 1940s. Since Korean never admit this fact, it is important to collect those evidences and show all of them to Korean today.

    来年あたり、「1880年以降の地図に描かれた竹島」とかいう展示会をやりたいですね。

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  2. Thanks for your comment, Kaneganese. I agree with you, nobody thought that Liancourt Rocks were Korean territory until Rhee Syngman stole the island in 1952. The year 1952 was the key to the takeshima (Dokdo) issue. So I think it's important to study about the evidences around 1952.

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