Lot 1001
Ortelius, Abraham. Septentrionalivm Regionvm Descript.
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
(Antwerp, 1570s-1580s), copperplate engraving of the British Isles, Scandinavia, Iceland, Greenland, and the eastern edge of Canada; hand-coloring. From the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Unframed.

Sheet 15 3/8 x 20 3/8 in.

The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.

Laid to a 20th century board; even, overall light browning; central folding crease.