Grösste Atlanten der Welt

Seit 2012 ist der Earth Platinum der grösste Atlas der Welt (vorher war es der Klencke Atlas):

«Earth Platinum weighs 150 kilograms (330 lb) and has 128 pages, each of which is so large it takes two hands (or people) to turn a page.[3] Published in Australia, with the help of a team of over 88 cartographers from around the world, the book is a mixture of maps and gigapixel photography.[4][5] The maps include large orthographic maps of each continent (showing political and physical features), maps of the oceans, (including shipwreck locations) and poles, as well as very detailed regional maps. The book also includes a double-page 6 feet x 9 feet layout of the world’s flags. The atlas was printed in Italy and hand-bound in Hong Kong.

Among its many spectacular images, Earth Platinum contains the world’s largest image in a book, a photo of the Shanghai skyline. This image size is 272 gigapixels and made up of more than 12 thousand images tiled together.[6] Published 20 February 2012, Earth Platinum follows publication of the «smaller» Earth Blue[7] and Earth Gold, both 2 ft x 18 inch, 30 kg, and both limited editions.[8] Earth Platinum is priced at US$100,000. The State Library of New South Wales holds Australia’s only copy.»

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