Friday, April 25, 2008

an outside map (view) of Ulleungdo

The following map was made by Lee Gyu-won after his inspection of Ulleungdo in 1882. The name of the map is “Ulleungdo Woido”, and essentially means “an outside map (view) of Ulleungdo.” In other words, the map focuses on the shoreline and neighboring islands, islets, and rocks. Notice how the mountain peaks slant inward, which suggests that you are viewing them from the “outside.” read on

3 comments:

sroden said...

this is truly amazing! thanks for posting. tons of inspiration in the image and approach...!

Princess Haiku said...

Moon, where are you. sigh a poet lamenting the dark night sky.........

Princess Haiku said...

I am trying to find an illustrated map that actually is a direction rather than a testament to the lostness of the human spirit. Most directions it is said swirl into radiating circles and then all at once they alight into the air; a pale flock of white birds; this winter of unspoken desire.

Do you have such a map, Moon?