Tuesday, July 28, 2009

EARTH Atlas wins "Book of the Year" 2009

The winners of the 2009 Galley Club Awards have been announced. In their 33rd year, and held at Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia, they celebrate excellence in book and magazine production.

Book of the Year went to EARTH, the limited edition, leather bound World Atlas published by Millennium House and distributed by Global Mapping in the UK where only 200 copies are allocated for sale at a price of £2,400 each.

Dubbed "the ultimate/biggest book about our world", the luxurious, limited edition Earth is hand-bound in leather with gilded edges and silver-plated corners. The atlas, (the largest world atlas ever produced), and its case together weigh 30kg.
The 576 pages contain 154 maps and over 800 stunning photographs backed with detailed descriptions of every country’s geography, history and culture. Lying closed, the atlas takes up a third of a square meter with four gatefolds opening out to two square meters each.

Ten cartographic experts at the British map company Global Mapping spent eight months compiling Earth with more than 100 overseas colleagues including fellow map makers, geographers and oceanographers. They worked with detail from a continuously updated world database of digital mapping.


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