We've heard of original Disney animation cells being sold for their weight in white gold, but this week, a drawing of a different kind went under the hammer for an incredible price. The piece in question? An original presentation map of Disneyland by Walt Disney and artist and Disney "imagineer" Herbert Ryman, created to secure funding for the development of the theme park in 1953.

The original Disneyland map sold for how much?!

Sold to an unknown buyer, the rare map went to auction this week in Los Angeles and fetched a whopping $933,100 (US$708,000), an amount which apparently surprised no one, least of all the auction house (actually, it was expected to go for at least $200,000 more). "As we had expected, this extraordinary Disneyland map sold for a stupendous price," Mike Van Eaton, Co-Owner of Van Eaton Galleries was reported to have said. "We are beyond thrilled that the map will continue to be appreciated and cherished just like it has been for all these years." The map was part of a massive Disney auction held by Van Eaton over the weekend, which featured close-to 1000 pieces of history.  

Check out the full auction here for a fascinating peek into some of the world's most collectible Disney memorabilia.

 The original Disneyland map sold for how much?!