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DISCOVERY OF RARE SURVEY BY A 17 YEAR OLD GEORGE WASHINGTON

Posted by RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX on Thu, Feb 03, 2011 @ 12:51 PM

A Rare Survey was discovered, in Fairfax County, Virginia; accomplished by a then 17 year old George Washington. Make no mistake: this is a Major Historical Document-Manuscript.  The exact location of this Rare Document has been unknown for Decades.

george washington survey age 17GEORGE WASHINGTON SURVEY COMPLETED BY THE FATHER OF OUR COUNTRY AT THE TENDER AGE OF ONLY 17

This George Washington Survey is perhaps the Most Remarkable example of any Survey ever accomplished by the future Father Of Our Country.  Observe closely the Mature Script of the full page.......all in the hand of a youthful George Washington. Remarkable.  This part of the Presentation is Featured on the left side above.  Not only has Washington signed, at the bottom right-hand corner, (see top center illustration for close up of the 17 year old "Washington" Signature) but G.W. also meticulously Sketched, in Watercolor, the full Survey at the very top center left.  The location of the Lord Fairfax Ordered Survey - known as Broad Run of Occoquan - is not more than 20 miles from Mount Vernon. This historic area is still open to the public for visitation to this very day.

george washington survey in frameTHIS REPRESENTS THE ARCHIVALLY FRAMED - DESIGNED ESPECIALLY TO PRESENT THE COMBINATION OF BOTH GEORGE WASHINGTON'S - AGE 17 - SURVEY;  BUT ALSO THE PERSONAL LETTER FROM THE LORD FAIRFAX FAMILY TO THE YOUTHFUL SURVEYOR - GEORGE WASHINGTON

An Important Additional Rarity exists here. Look on the right side of the above archivally framed photographic illustration.  This Rare Manuscript is addressed on the top line to "Mr. George Washington".  It is dated 1749, to the 17-year-old G. W. as well......and the last four words at the bottom right, "of the Kings Reign", the Signature of Fairfax himself appears at far bottom right and is further illustrated in the lowest part of the center montage.  A Museum Quality Manuscript to say the very least. We know of no other one-page Washington Survey, in existence, with the Extraordinary Directive from the Powerful Fairfax himself. How the pair of Manuscripts - once separated - ever came to be Rejoined as One is an Historic Marvel.

raleigh degeer amyx with george washington survey
RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX IN 2011 - WITH THE G.W. SURVEY - IT IS NOW KNOWN TO BE IN HIS VAST AMERICANA COLLECTION

During George Washington's Survey lifetime, which began at age 17, and seemed to end at age 21, he reportedly completed approximately 115 total Surveys.  What you are seeing here is one of the few accomplished by Washington at the tender age of 17. Without question one of the Finest Early Manuscripts ever to be acquired.

GEORGE WASHINGTON SURVEYORAN EARLY DEPICTION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON SURVEYING DURING THE 18TH CENTURY

george washington survey tools SURVEY TOOLS USED BY A YOUTHFUL GEORGE WASHINGTON PRIMARILY BETWEEN 1749 AND 1753

    This Remarkable, Age 17, George Washington Survey is now one of the Premier pieces of the Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. All Framing in The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection, also known as The American Heritage Collection, is by the talented Rick Badwey of Museum Framing - located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia - Washington, D.C.




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