Orbis [Printing and Publishing], Czechoslovakia
Orbis Publishing (Orbis Nakladatelství in Czech) was located at 46 Stalinova (46 Vinohradská) Street in Prague, Czechoslovakia. The origins of Orbis date to 1921 when it was developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Orbis turned out literature concerning politics, sociology, art, technology, economics and tourism. It also published and printed newspapers and magazines. From 1948 to 1989, under the state-controlled economy of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, Orbis was placed under the Ministry of Information and served as the main publishing house of the government turning out books, posters and political literature. Orbis also had a music publishing division. In 1948, the company merged with Neubert Printing Works.
Sources & Citations
Nový, L. (1994). Czech philosophy in the XXth century. Bucharest: Paideia Press
Czechoslovak Life (1971). 50th Anniversary of Orbis Prague: Orbis Publishing (p. 123, Orbis history)
Šmeral, B. (1921). Fifty years of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia Prague: KSČ
encyklopedie.praha2.cz (Orbis cited)
neugraf.cz/en/project (Orbis company history)