S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Institute for Korean Regional Studies (국토문제연구소) 지리학논총 (Journal of Geography) 지리학논총 Volume 04 (1977)
韓國古地圖에 關한 硏究
The study of the old Korean Maps
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- 서울대학교 국토문제연구소
- 지리학논총, Vol.4, pp. 17-24
- The purpose of this study is to sho-N how do -the political, so:::ial and cultural phenomena in the Yi Dynasty affect the geographical development and reveal the relationship with geography and a phase of the cartographic techniques from the scientific point of view. The related matters to geography were particularly emphasized on the advancement of cartographic methods and the practical application of maps. The four maps were used for the purpose of this study: "Pal-do-do" (the map of 8 Provinces) by Yi Hoe (1402), "Tong Kook-Chido" (Map of Korea) by Chong Chok (1390-1475). "Paldo- do" by Chong Sang-ki (1628-1752) and "Taidongyojido" by Kim Chong-ho (? -1864). These are the representative maps in the Yi Dynasty v, hich show the process of progress in the cartographic methods and the geogrzphic background of the period. Cartography was greatly improved and drawing to scale, which had been learned from Chinese translations of ·Western geographies, was employed. Surveys were carried out to make map as accurate as possible and atlases were compiled. Large folding maps were made which began to approach modern scientific standards, the most famous of wihch was the Taidongyojido by Kim Chongho.