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Lies, Half-truths, & Dokdo Video, Maps 6

January 14th, 2007 . by Gerry-Bevers

1894 Japanese Map of Korea (Ulleungdo & Usando)

The following is from an 1894 (27th year of Meiji) Japanese map of Joseon (Korea).

The map shows a line running from Uljin, on the Korean mainland, to Ulleungdo.

The writing next to the line reads: “Two Days from Uljin with a fair wind (自蔚珍得便風二日到).”

The above map shows Usando (于山島 – 우산도) off the east shore of Ulleungdo (鬱陵島 – 울릉도) in approximately the same location as present-day Jukdo, which is about 2.2 kilometers off Ulleungdo’s northeast shore.

Koreans claim that Usando was the old name for Dokdo (Liancourt Rocks – Takeshima), but the above map shows that Usando was not Dokdo. It was almost certainly Ulleungdo’s neighboring island of Jukdo. If Usando were Dokdo, then a line should have been drawn from Ulleungdo to Usando showing that it would have required, at least, another day’s travel time to get there since Dokdo is ninety-two kilometers southeast of Ulleungdo. Since no such line was drawn on the map, that shows that Usando was just a neighboring island of Ulleungdo, not Dokdo. Besides, in 1894, Japan was referring to Dokdo as “Liancourt Rocks.”

Link to the 1894 Japanese map

Japanese translation provided by Kaneganese:

(以下は、Gerryの投稿に対する日本語訳です。)
1894年の日本による朝鮮の地図(鬱陵島)『明治二十七年 朝鮮全図』
以下は、1894年(明治27年)の日本製の朝鮮地図からの抜粋です。
 写真1
地図では、朝鮮半島本土の蔚珍から鬱陵島へ線が延びているのが確認出来ます。。
 写真2(写真1の拡大)
線のそばに書かれているのは、“風のよい日は2日で到着する”と言う文章です。
 写真3(写真2の拡大)
上掲の地図で、于山島が鬱陵島の東岸沖に描かれており、現在の竹嶼の位置(鬱陵島の北東約2.2km沖)とほぼ同じなのです。

韓国人は于山島が独島 (Liancourt Rocks – 竹島)の旧名だと主張しますが、上掲の地図は于山島が独島 では無いことを示しています。ほぼ確実に、鬱陵島に隣接する島、竹嶼であるといえるでしょう。もし于山島が独島であるならば、鬱陵島から于山島へも線が引かれていて然るべきです。なぜなら、 独島は鬱陵島の南東92kmにあり、さらに到着するのにもう一日かかるからです。そうした線が引かれていないことを考えると、やはり于山島は独島ではなく、単に、鬱陵島に隣接する島、竹嶼であるといえるでしょう。それに、1894年には、日本は独島のことを “Liancourt Rocks(りゃんこ島)”と呼んでいたのです。

Links to More Posts on Takeshima/Dokdo (With Japanese translations)

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 1

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 2

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 3

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 4

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 4 Supplement

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 5

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 6

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 7

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 8

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 9

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 10

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Part 11

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 1

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 2

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 2 Supplement

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 3

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 4

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 5

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 6

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 7

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 8

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 9

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 10

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 11

Lies, Half-truths, and Dokdo Video, Maps 12


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