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JOHNSON, A, J. - Johnson's Japan Nippon, Kiusiu, Sikok, Yesso..

JOHNSON, A, J. -  Johnson's Japan Nippon, Kiusiu, Sikok, Yesso..
Johnson's Japan Nippon, Kiusiu, Sikok, Yesso.. - JOHNSON, A, J.
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Title : Johnson's Japan Nippon, Kiusiu, Sikok, Yesso...
Map maker : JOHNSON, A, J..
Date : New York, 1867.
Size : 13.0 x 15.6 inches. / 32.9 x 39.6 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :A detailed steel engraved map of Japan with inset maps of Yes and the Japanese Kuriles and Bay of Nagasaki. The map shows the island Argonaut labeled as Takashima (Ulleungdo) and Dagelet now named Matsusima (Dokdo). This was obviously introduced by Ph. van Siebold.
Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold (February 17, 1796 in Würzburg – October 18, 1866 in Munich) was a German physician who arrived in Japan on August 11, 1823. He emerged as the first European to teach Western medicine in Japan. Sielbold obtained from the court astronomer Takahashi Kageyasu several detailed maps of Japan and Korea.
When comparing Japanese and Western maps Siebold saw two islands in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) on both versions. From there he made the only natural conclusion that Argonaut Island was Takeshima (Ulleungdo) and Dagelet was Matsushima (Dokdo) and labeled them accordingly. In turn, Japanese cartographers would reference these western maps and copy the incorrect westerly locations of the islands unaware of the error.
Thus, Takeshima (Ulleungdo) and Matsushima (Dokdo) would be drawn in more Westerly locations with Ulleungdo-(??) being mapped at 129.3 degrees and Dokdo (??) at 130.56 degrees. However, it’s quite apparent the Japan had no idea of the origins of this mistake and simply followed their age old practice of mapping two islands in the East Sea named Takeshima and Matsushima (as we will see below) and simply copied Siebold’s positions. This mapping procedure would continue for decades even after the positional error was discovered.
Condition : Repair of a few marginal tears hardly affecting engraved area.


ID: 04556

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