The Douglass 1825 cape of good hope map historic old south africa map Cape Of Good Hope Map 800 X 600 pixels is enormously rare, but far more accessible is Braddock Mead's "Map of the Most Inhabited part of further England," published by Thomas Jefferys in 1755. Mead's map follows rather next door to that of Douglass, while subsequent to some significant improvements. For example, in Massachusetts Mead extra further place names (such as "Pentusok," now Pittsfield), introduced county boundaries, and joined Cape Ann to the mainland whereas Douglass had depicted it as an island.
Following the Revolution, the management of Massachusetts urgently required an accurate 1825 cape of good hope map historic old south africa map Cape Of Good Hope Map 800 X 600 pixels for at least three administrative objectives: calculating tax allotments to the towns based on land valuations, supporting the sale of public land to pay off warfare debts, and informing infrastructure development. Existing maps were too old and small scale to be of use. For example, dozens of townships expected after the 1750s were not shown on the Douglass and Mead maps.
This presented the legislature subsequent to a dilemma, as public funding for a state Map would have been prohibitively expensive. as a result in 1774 it resorted to an unfunded mandate, requiring each town in Massachusetts to conduct a survey of its territory and submit a scheme to the Secretary of State. These would later be compiled and where necessary reconciled to produce the 1825 cape of good hope map historic old south africa map Cape Of Good Hope Map 800 X 600 pixels.