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1837 tactile map of Rhode Island for the blind

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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One Response to 1837 tactile map of Rhode Island for the blind

  1. Town Designer August 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    This would make a great bar napkin.

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