[KS] The History of Korean Cartography
gkl1 at columbia.edu
gkl1 at columbia.edu
Wed Jul 6 17:03:55 EDT 2011
I've been asked to provide the ISBN for my 한국 지도학의 역사.
It is: ISBN 978-89-7139-570-7 93910.
Quoting Kwang On Yoo <lovehankook at gmail.com>:
> Dear Dr. Gari,
> Congratulation on the publication of your monumental work, "Cartography in
> Korea" in Korean.
> The Korean translation must be excellent as it met the approval of someone
> who "toiled with Korean for 55 years".
> It would be helpful if you provided us with the ISBN Number of the Korean
> Kwang-On Yoo
> 2011/7/5 <gkl1 at columbia.edu>
>> I'd like to announce on the List that my article "Cartography in
>> Korea", which appeared in Vol. 2, Book 2 of The History of Cartography
>> (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1994), has been published in Korean
>> translation as a book (단행본).
>> Under the title <한국 고지도의 역사>, translated by 장상훈, a research official at the
>> Korean National Museum, and published by 출판사 소나무, it came out a
>> couple of weeks ago and has been commented upon in the newspapers. This
>> year is the 150th anniversary of Kim ChOngho's famous national map, the
>> 대동여지도, so it got a little extra attention. I cooperated with Mr. Jang during
>> the translation process, and I think the result is very good.
>> The Korean version is strikingly different from the original Univ. of
>> Chicago publication, which had only six illustrations in color--and even
>> those embarrassingly printed in two separate color sections grouped with
>> maps from Japan and Southeast Asia. The great majority of the original 54
>> black-and-white illustrations appear in the Korean version in beautiful
>> The Korean version presents my entire English text in exactly the same
>> order as I originally arranged it. But it has broken it into five distinct
>> chapters, each decorated with a colorful detail from a Korean map. Some of
>> the chapters are divided into sections. This all makes for a sharper and
>> more orderly presentation. There is a great bibliography and a detailed
>> All in all, it is a great pleasure to see such a beautiful Korean
>> presentation of my original "article." The price is a very reasonable
>> Gari Ledyard
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