An amazingly detailed 1861 pictorial map of the Korean peninsula is now available online. Well worth a look. #
The Daedong yeojido was produced by the great Korean geographer Kim Jeong-ho. The map is at a scale of about 1:162,000 and is a wood block print that includes two inset maps of Seoul, texts and diagrams. The map is on twenty-two folded sheets and when displayed open, measures nearly thirteen feet wide and twenty feet in length. The long sheets were designed to be folded accordion style making this large and otherwise unwieldy map easier to use.