Discovery Learning 1
Dokdo Existed Even on Old Maps!
These maps are important clues as to how people in the corresponding periods viewed the world. Historically, Korea’s ancestors produced maps that included territorial information. In the event of a territorial dispute with another country, these maps were valuable reference materials for conflict resolution.
Dokdo in maps from the early Joseon period
“Map of the Eight Provinces,” from New and Expanded Complete Conspectus of the Territory of the Eastern Country“Map of the Eight Provinces,” from New and Expanded Complete Conspectus of the Territory of the Eastern Country was completed in 1531. This is the oldest known extant map produced by woodblock printing.
Dokdo is marked as Usando in the seas east of Gangwon-do. Dokdo was clearly identified as Korean territory even in the Joseon period.
- Discovery Learning 1
1. Describe how Dokdo’s location and shape are different from the location and shape in modern maps.