Title: Old Maps of Korea Special 
( View Souvenir Sheet
(The top-half)
)
Stamp Serial#
2544 
KPC#
C-1983 
Scott#
2243a ssm 
Date of Issue
02/28/2007 
Quantity
300,000 
Denomination
480 won 
Design
Aguk Chong-do 
Designer
Roh Jung-hwa 
Image Area
36mm x 52mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 1 + 4
Composite Sheet
4 in Top half
4 in Bottom half 
Paper
White Unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, six colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Old maps, as valuable historic materials, provide a glance of the level of sophistication in technology and artistry of the times when they were created. Korea's old maps that indicate our ancestors' interest in the northern areas of Joseon (1392~1910) show Baekdoo Mountain, Korea's sacred mountain, together with Ulleungdo and Dokdo. Through the consideration of the representative old maps, which are both striking and meaningful, an accurate view of Korea's history can be established and the superiority of Korea's old maps can be put forward.

Aguk Chong-do (Map of Korea)
As a full map of Joseon that was included in the "Yeo-jido"(Atlas of Korea), an atlas created during the reign of King Jeongjo of Joseon, Aguk Chong-do follows "Dongguk jido (Map of East Country (Korea))" of Jeong Sang-Ki, a cartographer of the late Joseon Dynasty. It accurately expressed the contours of the northern areas of Joseon. In Aguk Chong-do, mountain ranges, rivers and the provinces were colored in floridity and the islands were drawn in detail, with the Baekdu Mountain soaring high in the North and Woosando (now, Dokdo) accurately marked to the east of Ulleungdo in the East Sea.