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A book about Jan Felkl and his factory was published

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the founder's birth of the melting manufactory on globes, a new book about Jan Felkl and his factory is being published. The Czech-English monography contains a text part and picture and table attachments on a total of 184 pages.

The monograph presents a family business operating in |roztoky near Prague throught its almost 100 yers long history (1854 - 1952). This largest Austro-hungarian manufactory in its heyday produced unbeatably best globes in 8 sizes, 10 designs and 17 language versions. They also printed the first globes in national languages, not only in Czech, but also in Hungarian, polish, etc. Felkl's son Ferdinand was the holder of 2 patents for folding globes. In addition, the factory offered special devices such as teluria, solunaria, planetaria and armillary spheres. They exported all around Europe and overseas. their terrestrial and celestial globes were awarded prizes at numerous international (Paris, Vienna, plovdiv, Lvov, Melbourne) as well as national (Prague, Teplice) exhibitions. They were awarted ststus of mandatory teaching aids by the Austro-Hungarian Ministry of Instruction.  Apart and workers, domestic and foreign authors and translators of models of the Earth. A rich pictorial supplement shows a number of photographs of globes in various language versions. The tables comprise overviews of Felkl's globes in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Germany. The Jan Felkl & Son company certainly deserves our attention as their globes are still internacionally known and they represent good Czech craftsmanship combined with high professional standart and quality of teaching aids.



Book Jan Felkl and the son: Globe-making factory can be ordered or purchased for 12 EUR (VAT included) in the Map Collection of Charles University, Albertov 6, Prague 2. Distribution is provided by Mgr. Mirka Tröglová Sejtková, tel .: +420 221 951 967, email: sejtm2af@natur.cuni.cz.


The exhibition takes place at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the UK, Albertov 6 on the 2nd floor, Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Globes from Felkl's workshop are displayed in the Hall of the Collection every Wednesday from 9:00 to 17:00
for a fee according to the pricelist: adults 70 CZK, children (6-15 years), students and pensioners 40 CZK, students and employees of Charles University free of charge, children up to 5 years and ZTP holders free of charge.





Published: Sep 12, 2017 12:00 AM

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