Raynors HCA 2018-03
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A great Colonial era Pennsylvania land surveyors application, partly-printed, 1p. oblong 12mo., issued to Andrew Willson, April 3, 1769, Philadelphia, in part: "…Andrew Willson hath made application for three hundred acres of land along 'Minery Creek' and which contains the ruins of an old Indian Fort…". Signed by Pennsylvania Surveyor-General John Lukens (1720-1789) surveyor for the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Delaware. In 1743 he was disowned by his church for marrying his first cousin. Acquainted with David Rittenhouse, Ben Franklin and Francis Alison he was named surveyor general in 1761. His 1762 measurements along Delaware's northern border were used by Mason-Dixon when laying out their historic line. In 1769, as a member of the American Philosophical Society, he helped famed astronomer David Rittenhouse track Venus' position in the universe and later, in 1784, discovered "Luken's Comet." Very light toning, else VG.
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Colonial Pennsylvania Indian Fort Land Grant By Famed Surveyor John Lukens

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
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Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

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