Geografie 2006, 111, 426-435

Cartography at Charles University in Prague

Ludvík Mucha

Katedra kartografie a geoinformatiky, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

The article deals with the development of cartography at Charles University in Prague. Its development is monitored from the time of our oldest known map by Vavřinec of Březová, master and professor of Prague University, dating from the beginning of the 15th century. A special attention is paid to the development after 1920, when Faculty of Science was established at Charles University - since that time, both geography and cartography have been taught here instead of the Faculty of Philosophy. Cartography, science on map generating, has been always a part of geography and only recently it has become an independent discipline.