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Map Drawn by Thomas Jefferson to be Auctioned


Image from Quinn and Farmer Auctions

Image from Quinn and Farmer Auctions

Dec. 10, 2013

A survey map drawn by President Thomas Jefferson is heading to the auction block.

The map, which depicts an area of land in Albemarle County, is set to be sold at auction in Charlottesville this Saturday, Dec. 14.

Quinn and Farmer Auctions estimates the map to be worth up to $12,000.

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.


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