[KS] AGS Library map: 1861 Territorial Map of the Great East online

Angie Cope acope at uwm.edu
Tue Jan 19 14:01:27 EST 2010

Hello Everyone,

I would like to bring to your attention that the American Geographical 
Society Library 1861 map "Daedong yeojido" or "Territorial map of the 
Great East" is online. You may follow this link to view all 22 sheets, 1 
index sheet and 1 composite map:


There are only three known copies of this map in the United States.  
Both the AGS Library at UW Milwaukee and UC Berkeley have the 1861 
edition and an 1864 edition is held at Harvard.

At the November 20, 2009 symposium "Korean maps of the 19th Century" ( 
http://www4.uwm.edu/libraries/AGSL/korean_maps.cfm ) scholars from Korea 
identified a few notable features of the AGS Library's copy. First, the 
title page font matches that of the royal palace. Only one other known 
copy held in Korea shares this style title page. In addition, the AGS 
Library map has a hand drawn index sheet also showing the font of the 
royal palace. No such index sheet has ever been seen before and was 
likely made specially for George C. Foulk by King Kojong.

Other materials displayed during the symposium were identified by Korean 
scholars  Kihuk Kim (Pusan National University) and Kibong Lee (National 
Library of Korea) as very valuable to researchers. Those  may be viewed 

Haejwa Jondo or [A native map of Chosen] - 

Whole map of Seoul, 2nd Book - http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/u?/agdm,605

Yeojido [atlas of Korea from between 1823-1869] -  

Shannon McCune and George C. Foulk Photographs of Korea - 

Thank you.


Angie Cope, Senior Academic Librarian
American Geographical Society Library
UW Milwaukee Libraries
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201

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