Mapping the Earth and Ordering the Heavens
The Circulation and Transformation of Jesuit World Maps and Start Charts on a Screen in the Late Chosŏn Dynasty
This chapter delves into the exchange of Western pictorial motifs and techniques in copies of world maps and astronomical charts in the eighteenth century of the Chosŏn dynasty. Modeled after Sino-European world maps and star charts by Jesuit priests, these Korean works attest to the profound exchange of cartographic and astronomical knowledge between China and Korea. The influence of Jesuit world maps and astronomical charts not only spurred scientific advancements within Chosŏn society but also facilitated the connection of Chosŏn to the broader global network of knowledge and information.