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28.11.09

Latter 1800s: "Dae Dongyeo Jido" (大東輿地圖) - Ulleungdo (鬱陵島)

The following map of Ulleungdo (鬱陵島) is from a Korean atlas entitled "Dongyeo" (東輿), which literally means "Eastern Land." The map is believed to have been made in the latter half of the 1800s and is similar to other maps of Ulleungdo made during the 1800s, except that the small neighboring island off the east shore of Ulleungdo was left unnamed on this map. On other similar maps, the small island was labeled "Usan" (于山) or "Usando" (于山島).

Instead of being labeled "Dongyeo" (東輿), the full, assembled map was labeled "Dae Dongyeo Jido (大東輿地圖), which suggests that the Chinese character 大 (big) was used to refer to the size of the map, not to the size or greatness of the country. In other words, "Dae Dongyeo Jido" (大東輿地圖) did not mean "Map of the Great Eastern Land," but "Big Map of the Eastern Territory." The name "Eastern Land" (東輿) was a name for Korea. The atlas is stored in the National Museum of Korea.

4 comments:

  1. Gerry、
    By the way, can you find 東輿圖志 around 1830's before producing 青邱図 according to this site.

    東輿圖志
    http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%9D%B1%E8%BC%BF%E5%9B%B3%E5%BF%97

    The book stored as follows;
    Yeoungnam univ
    Seoul Univ奎章閣
    Koryo Univ

    Where can I check this book through digital archives? or in korea they sell printed version on bookstore?

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  2. GTOMR,

    No, I do not know where to find either a digital or print version of the 東輿圖志.

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  3. I have revised my post, including the addition of the following paragraph:

    Instead of being labeled "Dongyeo" (東輿), the full, assembled map was labeled "Dae Dongyeo Jido (大東輿地圖), which suggests that the Chinese character 大 (big) was used to refer to the size of the map, not to the size or greatness of the country. In other words, "Dae Dongyeo Jido" (大東輿地圖) did not mean "Map of the Great Eastern Land," but "Big Map of the Eastern Land." The name "Eastern Land" (東輿) was a name for Korea. The atlas is stored in the National Museum of Korea.

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  4. 韓国国内各機関所蔵『大東輿地図』書誌事項より、大東輿地図リストを作りました。
    (Matsu様翻訳された有難うございました。)

    これ以外に、デジタルアーカイブになっている大東輿地図がありましたら随時ご報告お願いいたします。

    Here is the list of Daedong Yeojido. please report if you found digital archives of some daedong-yeojido in the list, or not on the list.

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