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President Moon calls 'Royaume de Coree' precious historical data during visit to Spanish Senate library
Updated: 2021-06-17 09:54:29 KST
President Moon Jae-in has called an ancient western map showing Dokdo as Korean territory precious historical data.
He saw the (roy-ow-mee) "Royaume de Coree" during his visit Wednesday to the Spanish Senate library.
It was made by a French cartographer in the 18th century.
He drew a map of China and surrounding areas which also shows the Korean Peninsula and includes Korea's Dokdo and Ulleongdo Islands.
It is the oldest known map showing Joseon drawn by a westerner.
The cartographer labelled Dokdo as Tchian Chan Tao,.. according to Chinese pronunciation, and Ulleungdo as Fan Ling Tao but it clearly shows both are Korean territory.
It's significant as Japan has and continues to lay false territorial claims over Dokdo.
Reporter : kimmj@arirang.com