First world map in Korea

First world map of Korea
Honil Gangli Ryokdae Gukdo Jido (Map of Integrated Lands and Regions of Historical Countries and Capitals) 1983 coloration copy in Gyujanggak Museum, Seoul. Find more at wikipedia.

Pyongyang, June 13 (KCNA) -- The first world map in Korea was made by Ri Hoe in 1402. (*1406->1402 by me)

This map, drawn with Korea as its center, deals with the whole area of Asia, some areas of Europe and Africa and southern islets.

In particular, it shows rather correctly the area of Central Asia along the shore of the Caspian Sea, Sri Lanka, the Arabian Peninsula, etc.

It also marks in detail main mountains, rivers, capitals and big cities of countries and the Great Wall and other walls.

The map has some shortcomings in marking, but it made a substantial contribution to drawing world maps in Korea.
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