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Auction 96, Lot 553

"English Indenture with manuscript city plan", [blank]

Subject: Indenture

Period: 1836 (dated)

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26.5 x 21 inches
67.3 x 53.3 cm

Large and incredible vellum indenture complete with a beautifully drawn manuscript plan of the town of Monkwearmouth in Durham County, England. The contract is for one year's lease of a large section of the town with the buildings, land, equipment, ox carts, etc. The property was owned by Sir Hedworth Williamson and leased to John Murray Aynsley. The indenture is beautifully written with calligraphy and a tax stamp. Attached is the finely drawn plan, colored with watercolors and including a large compass rose and tax stamp. They are attached with red ribbons and signed and sealed with red wax.

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Condition: A+

Near perfect condition with very legible writing.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/12/2001

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