This book is dedicated to one Percy Brett, an artist and naval lieutenant, who sailed the world on the Centurion in 1739. The drawings he made on that voyage would radically transform the story of costal navigation and establish a new primacy for British marine cartography.
Published in 1996 by the Faculty of Art, Media and Design, University of the West of England Bristol
ISBN: 1 86043 100 3
40 ft of print on Zerkall pale cream 150 grams per metre2 mould-made paper in wooden presentation box
Dimensions: print 40 feet, presentation box 63 x 23.6 x 3.5 cm
The 22 artists who contributed to this project each contrived an imaginary, mythical or (occasionally) an actual tract of coastline as both a map and a ‘View’. As each artist finished their stretch of coastline, a copy was made of the left- or right-hand edge and passed to onto the next navigator who had to seamlessly join their coastline to it. Like some surreal game of cartographic Consequences a new stretch of coast – some forty feet long on paper, but a vast distance in actuality – grew into this new land edge.
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