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The exhibition J. Felkl & son, Globe factory

We would like to invite you to an exhibition which is installed in the foyer of the Map Collection of the Faculty of Science, Charles University, Albertov 6 and will be available from 4 h May 2017 until 30th November 2017.


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.


Extensive part of the exhibition - original globes from Felkl's factory can be seen in the masin hall of Map Collection every Wednesday from 9am to 5pm for a fee according to the pricelist:

Adults CZK 70 (2,50 EUR)

Children (6-15 years), students and pensioners CZK 40 (1,50 EUR)

Students and employees of the Faculty of Science ChU free

Children under 5 and free ZTP holders free


Obraz Zeměkoule. Scale 1:58 183,000. In Roztoky n. Vlt: J. Felkl and son, [between 1900 and 1914]. Diameter 21.9 cm. Restored in 2017 (price: CZK 11,000).


Accompanying programme:

  • within the Prague Museum Night on 10th June there will be guided tours (7 p.m. – 12 a.m.)
  • guided tours at the exhibition on Wednesdays: 26th July, 13th September, 18th October always at 2.p.m., to book in advance at: hyndrakm@natur.cuni.cz
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Published: May 05, 2017 12:00 AM

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