The Douglass denim map of the world European Union World Map 500 X 305 pixels is enormously rare, but far more accessible is Braddock Mead's "Map of the Most Inhabited allowance of further England," published by Thomas Jefferys in 1755. Mead's map follows rather next door to that of Douglass, even though past some significant improvements. For example, in Massachusetts Mead added further place names (such as "Pentusok," now Pittsfield), introduced county boundaries, and aligned Cape Ann to the mainland whereas Douglass had depicted it as an island.
Following the Revolution, the direction of Massachusetts urgently required an accurate denim map of the world European Union World Map 500 X 305 pixels for at least three administrative objectives: calculating tax allotments to the towns based on estate valuations, supporting the sale of public estate to pay off war debts, and informing infrastructure development. Existing maps were too obsolescent and small scale to be of use. For example, dozens of townships established after the 1750s were not shown on the Douglass and Mead maps.
This presented the legislature past a dilemma, as public funding for a let pass Map would have been prohibitively expensive. consequently in 1774 it resorted to an unfunded mandate, requiring each town in Massachusetts to conduct a survey of its territory and concede a scheme to the Secretary of State. These would next be compiled and where valuable reconciled to produce the denim map of the world European Union World Map 500 X 305 pixels.