The Douglass map of china maps of the peoples republic of china Huang He River Map 673 X 571 pixels is enormously rare, but far more accessible is Braddock Mead's "Map of the Most Inhabited allocation of new England," published by Thomas Jefferys in 1755. Mead's map follows rather nearby that of Douglass, while in the manner of some significant improvements. For example, in Massachusetts Mead added new place names (such as "Pentusok," now Pittsfield), introduced county boundaries, and associated Cape Ann to the mainland whereas Douglass had depicted it as an island.
Following the Revolution, the government of Massachusetts urgently required an accurate map of china maps of the peoples republic of china Huang He River Map 673 X 571 pixels for at least three administrative objectives: calculating tax allotments to the towns based on home valuations, supporting the sale of public home to pay off engagement debts, and informing infrastructure development. Existing maps were too obsolescent and small scale to be of use. For example, dozens of townships received after the 1750s were not shown on the Douglass and Mead maps.
This presented the legislature in the manner of a dilemma, as public funding for a divulge Map would have been prohibitively expensive. correspondingly in 1774 it resorted to an unfunded mandate, requiring each town in Massachusetts to conduct a survey of its territory and yield a plot to the Secretary of State. These would next be compiled and where indispensable reconciled to build the map of china maps of the peoples republic of china Huang He River Map 673 X 571 pixels.