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Competition for registration to UNESCO

Part of the Siege Malta map from 1565
Director of the Map Collection PhDr. Eva Novotná made an effort  to register unique map of F. Camocio to UNESCO heritage since 2014, when the map was found in the Map Collection. Director of the collection together with Mgr. Mirka Tröglová Sejtková  prepared forms and registration sheet during 2014.  Also many talks with Malta were held. In National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta are three another version of the map. Result of all talks was  submitting the application to register 4 unique maps  in UNESCO International Memory of the World Register in 2016.  

Results of the application should be known in September 2017.


Exhibition in Prague:  30 June - 31 August 2016

Successful exhibition from Malta was translated into Czech and presented to a Czech public. The inauguration took place on Thursday 30th June with the paticipation of Bernadine Scicluna, curator of National Museum of Fine Arts. More information about czech version is available HERE.

Exhibition is available for institutions to be borrowed. For more information please contant Geographical library, Ms Blanka Simanova simanovb@natur.cuni.cz.

Exhibition in Valletta:  29 January - 22 May 2016

Dr. Bernadine Scicluna, curator of National Museum of FIne Arts, and PhDr. Eva Novotná, director of the Map Collection of Charles University, prepared exhibition named Siege Maps. The exhibition presents unique four maps and more information is available HERE.

Exhibition in Gozo:  10 June - 17 July 2016

Exhibition from Valetta was presented also in Heart of Gozo Museum. It was inaugurated on Friday 10th June, photos and more information is available HERE.


Digital animation of the battle


Student of Department of Applied Geoinformatics and Cartography Jakub Báča under the guidance of the supervisor Ing. Miroslav Čábelka created animation of the battle by four maps on the occasion of the exhibition. The presentation is availavle HERE

Digital animation of the battle
By Jakub Báča

Map of F. Camocio

Mr. Joseph Schiro, Honorary Secretary Malta Map Society found unique map of F. Camocio of 1565 in the Map Collection of Charles University in 2013 thanks to catalogization, digitalization and access of the collection. He immediately came to Prague, examined the second state of the Camocio map of the Great Siege of Malta and confirm that the map is a genuine and that the copy at Charles University is the only preserved examplar known to exist in European and American collections. The confirmation is available HERE.

The letter for support the application wrote also Tony Campbell, former Map Librarian at the British Library. It is available HERE.



Leaflet (version I)

Leaflet (version II)

Leaflet (version III)

Leaflet (version IV)

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