North- and South-Korea in 29 historical maps


Item: e-Atlas
Edition: 2.0, 2019
Language: English
Pages: 102
Format: PDF
File size: 16 Mb 
Author: T-O-Maps


Korea refers to Gaoli, Marco Polo's Italian rendition of Gāo Lì, the Chinese name for Goryeo, which had named itself after the earlier Goguryeo. The original name was a combination of the adjective go (meaning "lofty“) and a local Yemaek tribe, whose original name is thought to have been either Guru ("walled city") or Gauri ("centre"). After the Korean war the peninsula Korea was divided into North- and South-Korea. First from 1945 along the 38th parallel and since 1953, along the demarcation line. South Koreans call Korea Hanguk, from Samhan. North Koreans call it Chosŏn  from Gojoseon

NOTE: Apart from the Ming map (1390) and Gangnido map (1402/1560), all maps included in this atlas are made by European and American cartographers and therefor do represent a Western view of both countries. 



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