Title: Old Maps of Korea Special 
( View Souvenir Sheet
(The top-half)
)
Stamp Serial#
2546 
KPC#
C-1986 
Scott#
2243d ssm 
Date of Issue
02/28/2007 
Quantity
300,000 
Denomination
600 won 
Design
Honilgangni Yeokdae Gukdo-jido 
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.

Honilgangni Yeokdae Gukdo-jido (Comprehensive Map of the World and Nation's Successive Capitals)
As the oldest map existing in Korea, Honilgangni Yeokdae Gukdo-jido shows the excellent cartographic techniques of the early Joseon Dynasty. This map was created in 1402 (the second year of the reign of King Taejong of Joseon) by Kim Sa-Hyeong, Lee Moo, Lee Hwoi, etc. As a world-famous cultural asset of Korea, this map shows a wide panorama from Europe and Africa to Japan. It is one of the finest world maps that were produced in the 15th century. By depicting Korea bigger than it really is, this map expresses the strong sense of confidence and pride in the Korean people.