The Douglass eelargelocatorgif European Union World Map 472 X 505 pixels is very rare, but far away more accessible is Braddock Mead's "Map of the Most Inhabited share of additional England," published by Thomas Jefferys in 1755. Mead's map follows rather next to that of Douglass, though past some significant improvements. For example, in Massachusetts Mead further additional area names (such as "Pentusok," now Pittsfield), introduced county boundaries, and connected Cape Ann to the mainland whereas Douglass had depicted it as an island.
Following the Revolution, the government of Massachusetts urgently required an accurate eelargelocatorgif European Union World Map 472 X 505 pixels for at least three administrative objectives: calculating tax allotments to the towns based upon estate valuations, supporting the sale of public estate to pay off charge debts, and informing infrastructure development. Existing maps were too obsolescent and small scale to be of use. For example, dozens of townships standard after the 1750s were not shown upon the Douglass and Mead maps.
This presented the legislature past a dilemma, as public funding for a come clean Map would have been prohibitively expensive. therefore in 1774 it resorted to an unfunded mandate, requiring each town in Massachusetts to conduct a survey of its territory and comply a plan to the Secretary of State. These would subsequently be compiled and where necessary reconciled to fabricate the eelargelocatorgif European Union World Map 472 X 505 pixels.