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J. Felkl & Son, Globe factory

Prague, Czech Republic

Organisation: Faculty of Science of Charles University

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 eight sizes, ten versions and seventeen 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.
Accompanying programme:
  • within the Prague Museum Night on 10 June 2017 there will be guided tours (12.00, 12.00), possibility to book in advance at:
  • guided tours at the exhibition on Wednesdays: 26 July, 13 September, 18 October 2017 always at 14.00
Venue: Foyer of the Map Collection of the Faculty of Science of Charles University, Prague
Contact: Eva Novotná
Telephone: +420 221 951 355
Time schedule: Monday - Friday, 09.00 - 17.00
Entry fee: Free access.