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Monster Atlas unveiled at Frankfurt Book Fair

Monster Atlas unveiled at Frankfurt Book Fair
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They are used to big launches at the Frankfurt Book Fair, but this one is BIG!

The biggest Atlas in the world measures two-by-three-metres and costs 70,000 euros – just 31 are being printed.

Publisher Gordon Cheers said it is about creating a legacy, something that will last even in our digital age.

Asked why it is so big, he said: “We have so much mapping, so much detail that we had to do a book as large as this to do justice to that material.”

This year the fair’s focus is on digital editions, as publishers try to entice a new generation of readers with the latest multimedia products.

The Frankfurt Book Fair is the largest such event in the world and runs until Sunday.