“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 Expeditions – Newswave (from the Ukraine) – SJ Post – Walyou – HIX (from Israel) – TZOOM (in Russian) – Facebook’s Earth Platinum Review – Luxatic – Bookcollecting101.com – Wired.com – 2luxury2.com –
About the Contributor
John Purcell (aka Natasha Walker) is the author of The Secret Lives of Emma trilogy published by Random House Australia. The Secret Lives of Emma: Beginnings reached the top ten on the Australian fiction charts and Natasha/John was the tenth highest selling Australian novelist and third highest selling Australian debut author in 2012. The trilogy has since sold over 50,000 copies in print and ebook and has been translated into French, Korean and Polish. John has worked in the book industry for over twenty-five years. While still in his twenties he opened John’s Bookshop, a second-hand bookshop in Mosman in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Now he is the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au.