Korean maps of the 19th Century: the Korean National Treasure Daedong yeojido (“Territorial Map of the Great East”), at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Korea Day Conference
Friday, November 20, 2009
On twenty-two folded sheets, the Daedong yeojido measures nearly
thirteen feet wide and twenty feet in length when displayed open.
On November 20, 2009, the Daedong Yeojido (大東輿地圖), along with other archival Korean maps and photographs, will be on display at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee as part of a “Korea Day Conference.” The 1861 Korean map was purchased by the university in 1895 from the father of American diplomat George C. Foulk (1856 ~ 1893), who traveled around Korea in 1884 taking photographs and keeping a detailed journal.
The Daedong Yeojido (大東輿地圖)
Kim Jeong-ho (pen name Gosanja; 1804-1866?) was a Korean geographer and cartographer. He literally walked the entire length and breadth of the Korean peninsula, through mountain and valley, in order to research and compile his magnum opus, the Daedong Yeojido, (대동여지도, 大東輿地圖) a map of Korea that was published in 1861, from which was subsequently made a single-sheet version, the Daedong Yeoji Jeondo (대동여지전도 大東與地全圖).