Since publishing its first issue in the United States in 1888, National Geographic has become synonymous with discovery and exploration. Now published in 33 languages, for its 125th anniversary this globetrotter’s handbook has thrown open its archives to Taschen. The result is a collector’s edition in three volumes that traces the magazine’s own fabulous adventure. This transcontinental journey begins in the Americas and Antarctica ( volume 1 ), crosses the Atlantic to explore Europe and Africa ( volume 2 ), then heads across the Indian Ocean to roam through Asia and Oceania ( volume 3 ). A stunning publication in a limited run of 125,000 copies worldwide. national geogRaphic. aRound the WoRld in 125 yeaRs. Taschen, €399.