Cholla province, Korea, 18th century

Cholla province, Korea, 18th century

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Caption: Cholla province, Korea. 18th-century map from a manuscript version of the Korean atlas 'Chonha Chido' (Map of the World). This hand-copied manuscript map of Cholla Province, the south-western part of Korea, is typical of the atlases of individual provinces which were prepared during the Joseon period of the Yi Dynasty. This historical period lasted from the 14th century to the 19th century. Features labelled include mountains, rivers, islands, and settlements. The name of the province is also spelt Jeolla. It was one of the historical Eight Provinces of Korea.

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