[ISHMap-List] exhibiton Jan Felkl and Son

PhDr. Eva Novotná eva.novotna at natur.cuni.cz
Sat May 6 19:48:32 CEST 2017

*J. Felkl **&** son, Globe factory*

*Date: 5. 5. - 30. 11. 2017 Monday - Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. *(admission

Globes in the map Collection of the Faculty of Science of Charles
University,  every Wednesdy 9 a.m. – 5.p.m. (paid admission)

Venue: Foyer of the Map Collection of the Faculty of Science of Charles
University, Prague

Organizer: the Geographical section of the Faculty of Science of Charles
University and Museum of Central Bohemia in Roztoky u Prahy

The exhibition presents a family firm J. Felkl and Son, which had been
active in Roztoky by Prague for nearly 100 years. This the largest
Austro-Hungarian company produced unbeatably the best globes in 8 sizes, 10
versions and 17 world languages. They also printed the first globes in
national languages, not only in Czech but also in Hungarian and Polish.  They
were holders of two patents for special folding globes. They also offered
special instruments such as telluria, sololunaria, planetaria and armillary
spheres. They exported both to Europe and overseas. Their globes were
appreciated in many of the world´s (Paris, Vienna) and national exhibitions
(Prague).   Austro-Hungarian Ministry of Instruction ordered that their
globes become the teaching aid. Besides the family and the firm there will
be also introduced the foremen and workers, domestic and foreign authors of
the firm, but particularly their globes in different language versions,
telluria, printing stones, original instructional brochures and also
original period advertisements.

The exhibition will be accompanied by video presentation.

Contact on author of exhibition: Eva Novotná: novotn48 at natur.cuni.cz

*Accompanying programme:*

·         within the Prague Museum Night on 10th June there will be guided
tours (7 p.m. – 12 a.m.), possibility to book in advance at:
hyndrakm at natur.cuni.cz

·         guided tours at the exhibition on Wednesdays: 26th July, 13th
September, 18th October always at 2.p.m.

PhDr. et Mgr. Eva Novotná

Director of Map Collection
Head of Geographical LIbrary
Charles University in Prague
Faculty of Science
Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2
T.: +420 221 951 355
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