The Douglass world map background in abstract style vector free download Images Of A World Map 626 X 626 pixels is completely rare, but in the distance more accessible is Braddock Mead's "Map of the Most Inhabited portion of further England," published by Thomas Jefferys in 1755. Mead's map follows rather closely that of Douglass, even if with some significant improvements. For example, in Massachusetts Mead other further area names (such as "Pentusok," now Pittsfield), introduced county boundaries, and linked Cape Ann to the mainland whereas Douglass had depicted it as an island.
Following the Revolution, the government of Massachusetts urgently required an accurate world map background in abstract style vector free download Images Of A World Map 626 X 626 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 deed debts, and informing infrastructure development. Existing maps were too pass and little scale to be of use. For example, dozens of townships traditional after the 1750s were not shown on the Douglass and Mead maps.
This presented the legislature with a dilemma, as public funding for a come clean Map would have been prohibitively expensive. so in 1774 it resorted to an unfunded mandate, requiring each town in Massachusetts to conduct a survey of its territory and comply a plot to the Secretary of State. These would then be compiled and where valuable reconciled to develop the world map background in abstract style vector free download Images Of A World Map 626 X 626 pixels.