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Thomas Jefferson survey map to be sold at auction

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 1:49pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A survey map drawn by Thomas Jefferson of land in Albemarle County is heading to the auction block.

The map is scheduled to be sold at auction Saturday by Quinn & Farmer Auctions in Charlottesville.

Quinn & Farmer estimates the map's value at $8,000 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.

Quinn & Farmer co-president Ken Farmer tells The Daily Progress ( ) that one of the map's appeals is the idea of holding something once held by someone as well-known as Jefferson.


Information from: The Daily Progress,

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