Many John Oxley Library readers have taken great interest in the very large Earth atlas, which is available near the Information Desk and sitting on a specially constructed perspex stand. Measuring 61 × 46 cm (18½ × 24 inches) and with almost 600 pages - it’s hard not to notice the volume. Readers are curious to stop and take a closer look at Earth, which has gilded pages and has been leather bound by hand.
What may strike readers is not only its size, but also the detailed maps and beautiful colour illustrations. Earth features over 750 photographs and illustrations, including four gatefolds, each measuring almost 2 metres across.
Earth was published in 2008 by Millennium House in Sydney, who describe the outstanding work as “A legacy for the next generation.” The John Oxley Library copy of Earth is number 35 of a limited Royal Blue edition of only 2000.