Home Decor: EARTH is closer to a work of art than the ultimate atlas. Wrapped up in luxury for just about any aficionado you can think of: collector, map enthusiast, interior designer, corporate office and what have you.
Bound by hand in beautiful custom-dyed leather with silver-gilded pages for preservation and silver-plated corners for protection, Earth is beautiful blue hue. The limited edition book is only available in 2,000 prints, with each copy hand numbered and complete with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.
The 63 pound behemoth is 40 pounds of 18" by 24" and is more than 3" thick book, including 576 pages, 154 maps, 800 detailed images from the world's best photographers, 110,655 gazetteer index entries, with 4 gatefolds that extend out 6 feet. The other weight consists of a leather bound, silk lined preservation case and silver envelope, which encases the Certificate.
Available from Map Link, located in Santa Barbara, CA, Earth is the dream project of publisher Gordon Cheers, whose dream of producing the exceptional atlas has most certainly come true.
Bill Hunt, Map Link's President, says, "this atlas is the result of thousands of hours of work by the foremost international cartographers and geographers. They have produced the definitive snapshot of the world today in text, photos and maps."
Earth is available for $5,800, with shipping costs included.