Rare map of the Vicariate of Hamhung in North Korea

Vicariate Apostolic of Wonsan.

Asia Southeast Asia
  • Publication date: c.1920
  • Physical description: Lithograph map, hand-coloured in outline. library stamp lower right.
  • Dimensions: 435 by 280mm (17.25 by 11 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 1968


The Roman Catholic Apostolic Vicariate of Wonsan was formed in 1920. The name has been changed twice, once to Kankoensis o Hameungensis in 1940, and finally, as the Apostolic Vicariate of Hamhung in 1950. Like the Diocese of Pyongyang, the Vicariate was elevated to a full diocese in 1962. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Seoul.