Frankfurt Book Fair, the world\'s largest trade fair for books, is held annually in mid-October at the Frankfurt Trade Fair, Germany. On Wednesday October 6th, visitors to the fair had the opportunity to admire the world’s largest book. The two-by-three-meter Atlas priced at $100,000 was published by Australian publisher Gordon Cheers. It contains maps of continents and sharp images of famous landscapes. With 128 pages, this page has the same size with the Klencke Atlas which was produced in 1660 as a gift for Charles II of England. Up to now, he has sold two volumes to museums in the United Arab Emirates and felt confident of selling all the rest. The Frankfurt Book Fair will last until this Sunday.
The two-by-three-meter Atlas was unveiled on Wednesday, October 6th 2010.
The world’s largest book includes maps of whole continents and sharp images of famous sites collaged together from 1,000 individual pictures.
The Atlas of Cheers is expected to create the antithesis in this year’s book fair. The book took about one month to complete this book; therefore, Cheers has limited the print number to 31. He admitted that no one would produce books on this scale and think that his decision was crazy. Before that, Cheers attempted to deal with two big publishers in England, Penguin and Random House. However, they showed no interest in his project. Cheers founded himself his company.
Turning a page of the world’s largest book takes this man all his strength.
It was reported to take three hours for the book to get into position for visitors at Frankfurt Book Fair to admire.
The book named “EARTH, Platinum edition” costs $100,000.
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