That’s Not an Atlas, THIS is an Atlas : Earth Platinum – The World’s Largest Atlas

by |July 16, 2012

“Earth Platinum, the world’s largest atlas will start delivering from 20th February 2012. Earth Platinum is a comprehensive world atlas, featuring a world map for each of the thematic topics, Europe map, Canada map, USA map, Australia map, India map and more. The creator, Gordon Cheers, believes Earth Platinum will present the best national geographic map for every country in the world contained in a world atlas. The physical map of the world and political map of world are the largest ever published in a book. In these changing times, comprehensive maps are even more important than ever.

Opening to an incredible 6 ft x 9 ft (1.8 m x 2.75 m), Earth Platinum—a limited edition—has 128 pages and weighs 120 kg and is bound by hand. The foreword is authored by Head of Maps for the British Library; and the pages within present state-of-the-art cartography, geography, and oceanography, overseen by the world’s finest in their discipline. If Earth Platinum becomes the last big atlas, it will represent the best available of the world’s latest technology, cartography, and photography. It also offers a window into the world in which we live today, both politically and geographically.

In May 1660 the last grand atlas was produced: the Klencke Atlas. Only a single copy was produced by John Klencke, as a gift for Charles II of England. This masterpiece is preserved today in the Map Room at the British Library. Millennium House proudly continues that tradition with Earth Platinum.

This is a great video on how one of the photos in Earth Platinum was selected to be included in the book. To view the video click here.

Click on any of the following links below to read some interesting articles and blogs about Earth Platinum:

Rainforest ExpeditionsNewswave (from the Ukraine)SJ PostWalyouHIX (from Israel)  TZOOM (in Russian)  –  Facebook’s Earth Platinum Review –  LuxaticBookcollecting101.com –  Wired.com2luxury2.com

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How much is Earth Platinum? Click here to find out…

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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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