‘Cheonhado’ world map


This world map is from an atlas produced in Korea in around 1800. It is one of a group of maps known as ‘Cheonhado’, meaning ‘Map of all under heaven’. The map shows a large inner continent surrounded by sea. This represents China and its surrounding lands. Beijing, the Yellow River and Great Wall of China are visible, with the sacred Mount Meru at its centre. The rest of the world appears as outer islands, with the Trees of Sun and Moon beyond.

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‘Cheonhado’ world map. Seoul, c. 1800.
c. 1800
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Maps C.27.f.14.

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