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Nicholas Jones

Nicholas Jones' project, A conspiracy of cartographers, is built around the desire to create a body of sculptural works inspired by the ground-breaking atlas, Terrarum Orbis Theatrum by Abraham Ortelius (1574), which is housed in the collection of the State Library Victoria. 

Nicholas aims to utilise this volume and the cartographic section of the rare books and printed manuscript archive, to develop a plan to alter a series of books with the primitive line-work of the mapping compiled by Ortelius.  As well as this crucial 16th-century volume, the vast collection of maps from the subsequent generations will also be a reference, making it possible to chart the evolution of the science of navigation through the golden age of exploration up until the present day. 

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