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Plan de la partie des Isle, ou archipel de Corée

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Article ID ASC0615
Artist Pérouse, la (1741-1788)
Jean-François de Galaup de La Pérouse (1741 1788) was a French Naval officer and explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceania. La Pérouse crossed the Pacific Ocean in 100 days, arriving at Macau, where he sold the furs acquired in Alaska, dividing the profits among his men. Lapérouse sailed all the way south to the Spanish Las Californias in 1786. He stopped at the Presidio of San Francisco long enough to create an outline map of the Bay Area, Plan du Port du St. Francois, which was reproduced as Map 33 in L. Aubert's 1797 Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse. Laterhe arrived in Monterey Bay and at the Presidio of Monterey. In 1787 after a visit to Manila, he set out for the northeast Asian coasts. He saw the island of Quelpart, present-day Cheju in South Korea, which had been visited by Europeans only once before when a group of Dutchmen shipwrecked there in 1635. He visited the Asian mainland coasts of Korea.
Title Plan de la partie des Isle, ou archipel de Corée
Year dated 1787
Description Map shows the southcoast of Korea with ist islands in the yellow sea
Former Korean empires were under the influence of neighboring great powers. Korea was a vassal state of the Mongol Empire for about 150 years. The Korean Kingdom of Joseon was under the rule of the Chinese Empire until 1895. The short-lived Korean Empire existed from 1897 to 1910. In 1905 it became a protectorate of the Japanese Empire and was incorporated into it as a colony in 1910. Before Korea came under Japanese rule, it had formed a homogeneous empire for centuries and developed its own culture and society. As a result, North Korea and South Korea still share a lot in common today. The culture of Korea is shaped, among other things, by Confucian and Buddhist customs.
Place of Publication Paris
Dimensions (cm)49,5 x 68
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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