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DaedongYeojiJeondo

Kim Jeong-ho

National Library of Korea

National Library of Korea

DaedongYeojido, 22 folded sheet map, is a large scale map of Korea produced by Joseon Dynasty cartographer and geologist Kim Jeongho in 1861. The map is praised for precise delineations of mountain ridges, waterways, and transportation routes. It also has markings for settlements, including villages, as well as notable administrative and cultural areas and sites, such as government offices and military sites, government horse ranches, beacon fire mounds, and royal tombs. The map was accompanied by a preface explaining the methodology, and a legend, as well as additional statistics, and a separate map for the Korean capital of Seoul.

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