British Library and their "Turning the pages" project

Try to turn the pages in some of the beautiful books in the British library collection. The books are being opened with the use of shockwave, if you don't have or want to use shockwave there are alternative versions. Among the books in the award winning turning the pages project you will find Mercator's Atlas from the 1570s, Mercator was one of the most known map makers of the 16th century.