Monday 25 July 2011


Apart from knowing that this peninsula is in South Korea, I know nothing about it other than its name, Goseong, and its main city, Tongyeong.  When I first saw the old map on the card, I really thought it looked just like a dragon and wondered if it was deliberate.

The name apparently means "command post" and refers to Admiral Yi Sun-sin who was a 16th century naval commander.  He died undefeated in war, so my idea of his command post looking like a dragon my not be too fanciful after all.

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  1. A very unusual formation of land for sure.

  2. I have never visited Korea but I did a project on Korea for tourism school. I love Korean food and would love to go there some day!

  3. It really does look like a dragon, doesn't it? I love the look of the Korean writing. It is so beautiful!

  4. I own a manuscript variant of this map that appears to illustrate the naval base at a much earlier stage in its development. However, this map is the only other example I was able to come across that shows the navy base prior to the 1900 century. Is there any text on the back of the post card that might reveal the name, maker, and date of this map?

    1. Hi

      I've found the card and I'm afraid there is no text whatsoever on the back. The only text is written on the front and I couldn't say what that means. I suspect it's only the name.


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