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Vol. 2 "Kan-ei Hydrographic Publication"

The country of Chōsen (Joseon) is on the east side of Asia. Its geographic features is a long and narrow, large peninsula surrounded by islands. Its location is from 33°15’N to 42°25’N and from 124°30’E to 130°35’E.

Document title Vol. 2 "Kan-ei Hydrographic Publication"
Date created (Western calendar) April, 1883
Date created (Japanese era) April, Meiji 16
Author(s) / Editor(s) Hydrographic Bureau, Imperial Navy
Publisher Hydrographic Bureau, Imperial Navy
Name of publication
Content The 1st edition of Hydrographic Publication of Korean and Russian coast. In the Part 5 (of the publication), the "Liancourt" rocks (present-day Takeshima) and "Utsuryo Island (Ulleungdo), another name of Matsushima and the western name of Dagelet" are listed as sunken rocks or hazardous reefs in the Sea of Japan. It indicates that the eastern tip (end) of Chōsen (Joseon) is at 130°35' east longitude, which is west of Takeshima.
Language Japanese
Public access Open
Repository National Archives of JapanNew Window
Medium Paper
Copies 6 pages
Reference No. T1883040000101
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