Tag Archives: atlas

Shanghai Library acquires the Blaeu-Van der Hem Facsimile Atlas

(24 May 2016) The famous Blaeu-Van der Hem Atlas is kept at the Austrian National Library in Vienna. In 2004, UNESCO added it to the tangible listing of World Heritage, also referred to as the ‘Memory of the World’, to preserve it for the future. The facsimile edition contains the most important volumes: the so-called […]


World’s largest atlas finds home in Australia’s oldest library

(19 June 2015) Australia’s only copy of the world’s largest atlas – measuring a mammoth 1.8 x 2.7 metres open – is on public display in the State Library’s Mitchell Library Reading Room for the next four weeks. The Earth Platinum is a spectacular new addition to the State Library of NSW’s rich collections, which […]