A Map of Seoul (L); Woodblock of A Map of Seoul (R)

Creator:
Kim Chong-ho 김정호 (金正浩)
Published/Created:
Korea, Seoul
1840-1850
Physical Description:
88.0 x 69.0 cm (L)
Notes:
Kim Chong Ho's map employs numerous landscape-painting techniques, including different scales for the surrounding mountains and the inner city and mijom (미점米點). The accompanying woodblock suggests that the map was produced to meet high demand by government, military, industry, and travel sectors in the mid-1800s. This map, and others by Kim Chong Ho (i.e. 동국지도, 대동여지도) pioneered the 19th century style in Choson mapmaking that would come to be called the meeting of painting and cartography (지도와 회화의 만남), as well as the Baegnich'ok (백리척 百里尺) scale, introduced as maps gained even more strategic (post Hideyoshi and Qing Invasions) and commercial importance in the mid-late Choson period. (Arumdaun yet Soul, 2006, p. 17-18)
Topics:
Maps -- Korea -- Choson dynasty, 1392-1910 -- (YVRC)
Prints -- Korea -- Choson dynasty, 1392-1910 -- (YVRC)
Accession Number:
2867-003
Genre:
maps (AAT)
prints (AAT)
prints: woodcuts (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Maps, Atlases & Globes
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Title:
Asian Collection (Youngsook Pak Personal Collection)
Source Note:
Arumdaun yet Soul, 2006, p. 17
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Original Repository:
Ichan Collection
Local Record Number:
Portfolio Item ID: 323349
OID:
590664
PID:
digcoll:2060867