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Thomas Jefferson survey map sold at auction

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 4:05am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A survey map believed to be created by Thomas Jefferson of land in Albemarle County has sold at auction for $30,000.

The map of the land now known as Morven was sold at auction Saturday by Quinn & Farmer Auctions in Charlottesville.

Quinn & Farmer tells 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.


Information from: The Daily Progress,

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