At the beginning of October, RNDr. Jiří Novotný died at the age of 91. Born in Klatovy, he graduated in physical and regional geography from the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Charles University in Prague. After graduation, he joined the Institute of Cartography and Reproduction, today's Kartografie Praha, a.s. He was the responsible editor of general geographical maps. His basic works included the unique collection of maps called "Poznáváme svět" and pocket atlases of the world in Czech and foreign language versions. As a specialist, he devoted himself to the education of young editors. He was a member of the Czech Geographical Society from 1984. For a long time, he supported the Geographical Library by many donations. Rest in peace!