The Lobkowicz Map Collection
April 27 – June 17, 2018, The Klementinum Gallery – Exhibition Hall (entrance from the Mariánské Square, Gate B2)
Tue - Sun: 10.30 am – 6 pm
Entrance fee: adults 50 Kč, senior citizens and students 40 Kč; group of 10 + persons 40 Kč/person; children 6-15 years 20 Kč, children under 6 years free; school teacher free with a group of students
The exhibition features the selection of old maps, plans and geographical atlases from the collection of the Hořín-Mělník branch of the Lobkowicz family. This collection, including cartographic manuscripts and prints from the period 1579-1880, was purchased by the Czechoslovak state in 1928 together with the Prague Lobkowicz Library. Now they are kept in the collections of the Manuscript and Early Printed Books Department, National Library of the CR.
Displayed are some of the oldest cartographic colour copper engravings, early lithographies, or first language maps and probably the oldest printed railway map on the territory of Habsburg monarchy. Displayed are also manuscript maps of the Lobkowicz estates, made in collaboration with significant cartographers of the 19th century, and also maps connected with the life and work of the Lobkowicz family abroad.