Quinn & Farmer auctions Thomas Jefferson survey map for $35,400

Survey or plat of 'Indian Camp' in Albermarle County, Virginia, in the hand of Thomas Jefferson. Sold for $35,400 (inclusive of 18% buyer's premium) on Dec. 14, 2013 at Quinn & Farmer in Charlottesville, Virginia. Image courtesy of Quinn & Farmer.

Survey or plat of ‘Indian Camp’ in Albermarle County, Virginia, in the hand of Thomas Jefferson. Sold for $35,400 (inclusive of 18% buyer’s premium) on Dec. 14, 2013 at Quinn & Farmer in Charlottesville, Virginia. Image courtesy of Quinn & Farmer.

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.

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Survey or plat of 'Indian Camp' in Albermarle County, Virginia, in the hand of Thomas Jefferson. Sold for $35,400 (inclusive of 18% buyer's premium) on Dec. 14, 2013 at Quinn & Farmer in Charlottesville, Virginia. Image courtesy of Quinn & Farmer.

Survey or plat of ‘Indian Camp’ in Albermarle County, Virginia, in the hand of Thomas Jefferson. Sold for $35,400 (inclusive of 18% buyer’s premium) on Dec. 14, 2013 at Quinn & Farmer in Charlottesville, Virginia. Image courtesy of Quinn & Farmer.