CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A survey map believed to be created by Thomas Jefferson of land in Albemarle County has sold at auction for $35,400. The price includes an 18% buyer’s premium.
The map of the land now known as Morven was sold at auction Saturday by Quinn & Farmer Auctions in Charlottesville.
Quinn & Farmer told The Daily Progress that the map was purchased by a private collector who did not want to be identified.
It is believed that Jefferson drew the map, known as a plat, for more than 1,300 acres known as Indian Camp. He bought the property in 1795 for his friend, William Short, while Short was overseas.
View the map online at https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/22509599_important-land-survey-or-plat-by-thomas-jefferson.
Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com
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