Lot #9
Native American: Cape Cod

Rare Indian land deed from 1684—colonists buy property on Cape Cod
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Estimate: $6000+

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Description

Rare Indian land deed from 1684—colonists buy property on Cape Cod

Manuscript DS, one page, 15 x 11.5, June 9, 1684. Original deed for the sale of Indian chief Joseph Sepit's land in New Plymouth to Elisha Bourne for one pound and one half sterling. Signed with famous Native American chief Joseph Sepit's 'turtle' pictograph and countersigned by William Bassit, Edward Stewart, and Runanna Bourne. Affixed to a larger scrapbook page with old catalog listing below. In very good to fine condition, with scattered toning, paper loss to the lower right edge, and old repairs to the back of the right edge. To reach Cape Cod today, one must drive over the Bourne Bridge to arrive in the town of Bourne. A splendid item of great rarity.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: January 22 - February 10