World's Largest Book

Posted By Guest on January 28, 2010

Largest book in the world to be displayed for the first time
World's Largest 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 - until now.

The British Library announced that the world's largest book 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.