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RNDr. Ivan Kupčík


"Attractive maps from the Map Collection of CU I described in the book Alte Landkarten, which was published in 6 editions, including the French." (RNDr. Ivan Kupčík)


RNDr. Ivan Kupčík

RNDr. Ivan Kupčík, historical cartographer specializing in the history of cartography in the Czech lands and Central European region was born on April 1st, 1943 in Pardubice. He studied at the Charles University Faculty of Science at the Department of Cartography and Physical Geography, graduating in 1972 after defending his thesis Česká a slovenská úřední kartografie 1914-1945. He then expanded the topic a year later defending it as a doctoral dissertation. He worked at the Cartography Department of the ČSAV Geographic Institute and in the department of historical geography of the ČSAV Institute of Czechoslovak and World History. From 1971-1978 Dr. Kupčík was the curator of the State Map Collection. He then emigrated to Germany. Beginning in 1980, he worked at the Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv in Munich. From 1993-2006 he lectured historical cartography at the Faculty of History and History of Art of the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich.

Scientific and publishing activities

RNDr. Kupčík is an expert in the history of thematic maps, place names, the iconography of portolan maps and the history of pilgrimage routes. He is the author of numerous historical cartography publications such as Alte Landkarten (Hanau, 1989), Cartes géographiques anciennes (Paris, 1981), Portolánový atlas Jaume Olivese (1563) in the Olomouc Science Library (Olomouc, 2010). He serves as the corresponding editor for the journal of the Imago Mundi International Society for the History of Cartography, where among other things he has published an article on Map Collections (Imago mundi, vol. 35/1983, pp. 103-104). He also works in the international Bibliographia Cartographica organization.



ARAZIM, Václav a Jan MAZÁČ. Životní jubileum RNDr. Ivana Kupčíka. Informace České geografické společnosti. 2013, roč. 32, č. 1, s. 93-96. ISSN 1213-1075.

ČAPEK, Richard. 70 let Olgy Kudrnovské. Sborník Československé geografické společnosti. 1987, roč. 92, čís. 2, s. 134-137. ISSN 0231-5300.

KUPČÍK, Ivan. The State Map Collection in Prague. Imago Mundi. 1983, roč. 35, č. 1, s. 103-104. ISSN 0308-5694. Available for CU FS from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03085698308592560#.VWbKzv4w-mQ

KUPČÍK, Ivan. Portolánový atlas Jaume Olivese (1563) ve Vědecké knihovně v Olomouci. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, 2010. 135 s. ISBN 978-80-244-2580-1.

KUPČÍK, Ivan. Alte Landkarten: von der Antike bis zum Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2011. 310 s. ISBN 978-3-515-09408-5.

NOVOTNÁ, Eva. 75 let doktora Ivana Kupčíka. Informace České geografické společnosti. 2019, 38(1), 75-76. ISSN 1213-1075


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