One of his maps was mentioned in an 1876 letter entitled "Concerning Matsushma 2," which was written by Watanabe Kouki (渡辺洪基), the Director of the Bureau of Documents in Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the time. In the letter, Mr. Watanabe said that Toda Takayoshi's survey map showed the circumference of "Takeshima" (Ulleungdo) to be about 23 ri, a measure that was calculated by adding up all the measurements of the ins and outs of the shoreline on the map. The reference to the map was as follows:
又戶田敬義ノ圖私船ノ測量ヲ總計スレハ二十三里餘トナル[尤曲屈出入ヲ合セ沿岸]I posting the map to give people an opportunity to look at it and to comment on it. I will modify the post later after reading the comments and studying the map myself, including trying to determine the circumference of the island. It looks like an interesting map. You can go to the source of the map at Mr. Tanaka's Web site HERE to find a much larger version.
Also, if you calculate all the survey measurements on Toda Takayoshi's private ship survey map, they add up to about 23 ri. (That measure includes all the ins and outs of the shoreline.)
I wonder what happened to Mr. Toda Takayoshi's third map of Ulleungdo.
On the northwest section of the map, could someone please tell me what the character is between 長 and 五 and what it means in the following:ReplyDelete
Also, what is the character after 亥子 supposed to be and what does it mean here?ReplyDelete
There are some characters of "請" or "受" on this map. They seem to be showing direction.
此鼻酉戌(WNW) 岩組 此内大岩組 亥子(NNW)請
濱長サ五七丁 (5 to 7)
此上 岩山 高百間斗
谷三ツ 川三ツ 濱長サ十五丁
濱長サ凢十丁 谷合二ツ 川弐ツ 少々平地有
此小嶌 高間余 廻リ凢(凡)四拾間
谷合壱ツ 川壱ツ 濱長サ五 六丁
此瀬戸三拾間 廻り十四 五丁
此崎 瀧三ツ 高●●丁
岩組 谷合四ツ 渚三ツ 干川弐ツ
此嶌 高凡五拾丁(間の誤記?) 廻り十五間
此鼻 此大岩組 濱三丁 此入込二丁
辰巳(southeast)受 谷壱ツ 川壱ツ
此濱凡壱里半 谷合四ツ 川四ツ 巳午(SSSE)受
此濱未(SSW)受 谷合弐ツ 奥行深シ平地有
此濱 西(W)請 長十五丁 谷合一ツ 川一ツ
Wow! Thank you very, very much, 小嶋日向守. You saved me a lot of pain and effort.ReplyDelete
By the way, I noticed that the stamps on both of the Toda Takayoshi maps are the same. Also, the maps are labeled in RED as being "Item #1" (第壹号) and "Item #3" (第三号). That suggests that there should also be a third map, "Item #2" (第二号).
Has anyone seen a map with "第二号" written in RED on it?
I've found an article that pertain to 竹嶋/鬱陵島.ReplyDelete
The map "第壱号" is the figure " (A)図 天保４年の「竹嶋之図" included in the above pdf.
The map "第三号" is the figure "(F)図 金森建策の絵図(４)".
I think the map "第二号" may be the figure "(C)図 金森建策の絵図(１)".
Yes, Figure A seems to be "第壱号" (Map A), and Figure F seems to be "第三号" (Map B), but why do you think Figure C is "第二号"?
Because, "第一号" and "第三号" belonging to the diplomatic documents in NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF JAPAN.ReplyDelete
The figure C and D which are the property of NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF JAPAN, too.
And their captions (e.g. 此濱長サ二十丁余) extracted several passages from the "第一号".
However, I am not certain. Now I guess figure D has even odds.
My additional decipherment.
十七日出舩仕 同廿一日 竹嶌江入津仕候 八月廿三日
出舩仕 廿七日 石州 濱田江(へ)入津仕候
The former 後 is sure, but latter 後 is not sure.
But the former 後 may be a clerical mistake.
The county name can be "嶋後".
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