Title: Old Maps of Korea Special 
( View Souvenir Sheet
(The top-half)
)
Stamp Serial#
2546 
KPC#
C-1985 
Scott#
2243c ssm 
Date of Issue
02/28/2007 
Quantity
300,000 
Denomination
580 won 
Design
Paldo 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.

Paldo Chong-do (Map of Eight-Provinces (Korea))
Paldo Chong-do is a full map of Joseon that is included in the opening of Sinjeung Dongguk Yeoji Seungnam (Newly Enlarged Geographical Survey of Korea), a representative book of human geography of the early Joseon Dynasty. This map marked mountains, key rivers, names of the provinces and key islands, together with the national sites of ancestor worship ceremonies. Created in the 16th century, this map marks Ulleungdo and Woosando (now, Dokdo). But the two islands' locations were marked conversely.