Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[J] Poster

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-ZZ Others

[M-ZZ51] Geoscience Studies: historical, philosophical and STS studies

Mon. May 27, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Michiko Yajima(College of Humanity and Science, Nihon University), Shigeyuki Aoki(Faculty of Letters, Chuo University), Toshihiro Yamada(Research Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo), Shigeo Yoshida(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University)

[MZZ51-P03] How Edmund Naumann made the Geologic Map of Japan in 1885?

*Michiko Yajima1 (1.College of Humanity and Science, Nihon University)

Keywords:Naumann, geologic map, Gümbel, the International Exhibition

German Edmund Naumann (1854-1927) came to Japan in 1875. He became the first professor of geology in the University of Tokyo, founded the Geological Survey of Japan, and made good geological reconnaissance maps of Japan. In 1885, he returned to Germany and introduced these maps at the third International Geological Congress (IGC) held in Berlin, at which they were greatly admired. The map compares favorably with any present existing geologic map. How Naumann made the good Geologic Map of Japan in 1885? Because he was not a briliant student in university days, and when he came to Japan he worked at no duty museum. And the other reason is that he knew the preliminary paper on geology in Japan writen by Guembel (1874). Guembel got stones of Japan from the International Exhibition held in Vienna in 1873.
Guembel,1874, Japanesische Gesteine, Ausland,p479, 480.