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

April 13th, 2007 . by Gerry-Bevers

The following Korean map is from the Bibyeonsa Inbanganjido (備邊司*方眼地圖), which was a book of maps made sometime around 1750. The map below is a map of the Uljin (蔚珍) district, which was the district in which Ulleungdo (鬱陵島) was included. Ulleungdo can be seen in the lower right-hand corner of the map.

The following is a close-up view of the Ulleungdo section of the map. Notice that it shows Ulleungdo with three peaks, which may have been because the island had three prominent peaks. In the past the island has also been known as “Sambongdo” (三峯島), which means “Island of Three Peaks.”

The following section of the map gave important details of the Uljin district. One of the details was that the district included one island, which was called “Ulleungdo.” Ulleungdo’s circumference was also given.

Koreans claim that Liancourt Rocks (Dokdo) was also part of the Uljin district and was called, “Usando,” but since the above map said that Uljin district had only one island, it seems that Usando was just a neighboring island of Ulleungdo, not Liancourt Rocks (Dokdo). In fact, old Korean maps of Ulleungdo show quite clearly that Usando was Ulleungdo’s neighboring island of Jukdo (竹島), which is only 2.2 kilometers off Ulleungdo’s east shore. If Liancourt Rocks (Dokdo) had really been part of the Uljin district, then the map would have included it as a second island since it is ninety-two kilometers southeast of Ulleungdo.  Since the map did not mention a second island, we can safely assume that Liancourt Rocks (Dokdo) was not considered part of Uljin district in 1750.

Japanese Translation provided by Kaneganese

(Gerryの投稿の日本語訳です。)

次の韓国の地図は、備邊司方眼地圖という1750年頃に作成された地図帳の一部です。下の図は鬱陵島が所属する蔚珍郡のものです。鬱陵島は下部右端に描かれています。

地図1:備邊司方眼地圖(1750年頃) 蔚珍

次は鬱陵島付近の拡大図です。鬱陵島に3つの峰が描かれています。おそらく、鬱陵島に主要な峰が三つあるためだと思われます。この島は、過去に”三峯島”と言う名前でも知られています。

地図2:備邊司方眼地圖(1750年頃) 蔚珍 鬱陵島付近拡大図

次は蔚珍郡の重要な詳細を記述している部分を拡大しました。そこに蔚珍郡に”鬱陵島”という名の一島を含んでいるとあります。鬱陵島の周囲の長さも記載されています。

図1:備邊司方眼地圖(1750年頃) 蔚珍 説明箇所拡大図

韓国人はLiancourt Rocks (竹島/Dokdo)も蔚珍郡の一部で、”于山島”と呼ばれていたと主張しますが、上掲の蔚珍郡の地図には一つの島しか描かれておらず、于山島は単なる鬱陵島の隣接島であったと言えるでしょう。事実、韓国の古地図においてはかなり明確に、于山島は鬱陵島の東沖2.2kmに浮かぶ竹嶼として描かれています。もしLiancourt Rocks (竹島/Dokdo)が当時本当に蔚珍郡の一部であったなら、南東92kmも離れたこの島を第2の島として含めていたはずです。しかしこの地図には第2の島についての記述はありません。従って、1750年頃にはLiancourt Rocks (竹島/Dokdo)は蔚珍郡の一部であるとは見なされていなかった、と考えるのが妥当でしょう。

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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