Monday, February 01, 2010

World's Biggest Book

"It takes six people to lift it and has been recorded as the largest book in the world, yet the splendid Klencke Atlas, presented to Charles II on his restoration and now 350 years old, has never been publicly displayed with its pages open. That glaring omission is to be rectified, it was announced by the British Library today, when it will be displayed as one of the stars of its big summer exhibition about maps."

"The summer show will feature about 100 maps, considered some of the greatest in the world, with three-quarters of them going on display for the first time.
Read the rest of this article on the Guardian.co.uk website.

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