1837 tactile map of Rhode Island for the blind

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This is a tactile map for the blind created by Samuel Gridley Howe in 1837. The lettering is not in braille because the map predates the widespread adoption of braille.

One of five remaining copies of the atlas has been digitized (which I guess makes it non-tactile now) by the David Rumsey Map Collection.

Via: io9

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  1. This would make a great bar napkin.

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