This uncommon 1910 map of Korea was issued following the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, the agreement that formally annexed Korea as part of Japan. The map covers all of Korea, including modern day North Korea and South Korea. This 1910 annexation began what is known as the Military Police Reign Era (1910–19) in which Japanese controlled police forces had the authority to rule the entire country, including media, law, and government.
This map was printed on October 5 of 1910 (Meiji 43) and issued on November 3 by the Tokyo Asahi Shimbun.
The Asahi Shimbun (朝日新聞; January 25, 1879 – Present), translated Morning Sun Newspaper, is one of Japan's oldest and most venerable daily newspapers. The Asahi Shimbun began publication in Osaka on January 25, 1879 as a small-print, four-page illustrated paper. The paper was founded by Kimura Noboru (company president), Murayama Ryōhei (owner), and Tsuda Tei (managing editor). In 1888 the newspaper expanded with a branch in Tokyo and began issuing the Tokyo Asahi Shimbun. The the Osaka and Tokyo papers formally merged under a single imprint in 1940. Almost from its inception the newspaper was known for its liberal views. The Asahi Shimbun continues to publish from Osaka today. More by this mapmaker...
Very good. Slight wear on original fold lines. Light foxing.