Det ultimative atlas ... knap så god som godnatlæsning. /Sik The ultimate atlas ... not so good as a goodnight read. /Sik
LONDON, England (CNN) -- It is being billed as the ultimate book about the world and it is something of a landmark in its own right. "Earth" -- the biggest atlas ever to be published -- promises to be a luxurious benchmark in cartography.
Created by Millennium House, "Earth" -- complete with a clam shell case -- measures 610 x 469 millimeters and weighs in at over 30 kilos.
The price is pretty hefty too. The leather bound, gilt-edged book will set you back around $3500.
Its existence owns much, if not all, to the perseverance of Australian businessman Gordon Cheers who has been dreaming of creating such a book for over 20 years.