Survey Map by Thomas Jefferson Sells for $30k at Auction

A survey map of land in Albemarle County drawn by President Thomas Jefferson has sold at auction for $30,000.

Image from Quinn and Farmer Auctions

Dec. 17, 2013

A map of land in Albemarle County drawn by President Thomas Jefferson has sold at auction for $30,000.

Quinn and Farmer Auctions had estimated the map to be worth between $8,000 and $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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