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 […]


Maps political and pictorial

by Philip Gowman 16 June 2008
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I’m sorry I never had any time to write up the Map exhibition at the KCC properly. Alas, it’s over now. I managed to miss most of Beth McKillop’s informative talk, and never had the chance to persuade Shin Eunjeong to show me around. If I get a moment I’ll do a quick Reader’s Digest […]

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Still vacancies for KCC Map show educational programme

by Philip Gowman 24 May 2008

As mentioned in my notice of the KCC’s fascinating map exhibition, there’s a Saturday afternoon educational event aimed at children aged 7 – 13. There are still some places available for the event on June 7th. Details are in the attached document. Keywords: Organisations and venues: KCCUK Other tags: Maps

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Antique Korean maps to be exhibited at KCC

by Events Editor 16 May 2008
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Something completely different at the KCC in May-June, and rather interesting: a collection of Choson dynasty maps, in an exhibition organised by the KCC’s librarian Eunjeong Shin. The exhibition has an associated education programme aimed at local schools, while for the grown-ups there will be a lecture from the V&A’s Beth McKillop. Full details below. […]

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