The Douglass untitled document Huang He River Map 387 X 326 pixels is very rare, but in the distance 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, even if later some significant improvements. For example, in Massachusetts Mead bonus new area names (such as "Pentusok," now Pittsfield), introduced county boundaries, and partnered Cape Ann to the mainland whereas Douglass had depicted it as an island.
Following the Revolution, the doling out of Massachusetts urgently required an accurate untitled document Huang He River Map 387 X 326 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 achievement debts, and informing infrastructure development. Existing maps were too obsolescent and small scale to be of use. For example, dozens of townships conventional after the 1750s were not shown on the Douglass and Mead maps.
This presented the legislature later a dilemma, as public funding for a divulge Map would have been prohibitively expensive. appropriately in 1774 it resorted to an unfunded mandate, requiring each town in Massachusetts to conduct a survey of its territory and consent a plan to the Secretary of State. These would subsequently be compiled and where vital reconciled to fabricate the untitled document Huang He River Map 387 X 326 pixels.