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    David Rumsey Historical Map Collection · Atlas for The Blind 1837Atlas for The Blind 1837 | The Atlas of the United States Printed for the Use of the Blind was published in 1837 for children at the New England Institute for the Education of the Blind in Boston. Without a drop of ink in the book, the text and maps in this atlas were embossed heavy paper with letters, lines, and symbols.

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19th Century embossed atlas for the blind

I wish computers had tactile surfaces, so I can touch this.

An atlas for the blind circa 1837

Eugene Pick, Tableau de l'Histoire Universelle (Eastern Hemisphere), 1856. David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | Timeline Maps

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#PamTricquet! Thought of you when I saw this! Happy Holidays.

Over the years, many media headlines have warned of how this, that and the other is likely to 'tear #Europe apart'. In this tongue-in-cheek and 'funny because it is (sort of) true infographic, illustrator Yanko Tsvetkov gives twenty examples of just what tears Europe apart, including horrors such as weather, beverages and food.

Beautiful Atlas for the Blind from 1837. Without a drop of ink in the book, the text and maps in this extraordinary atlas were embossed heavy paper with letters, lines, and symbols.

I've always wanted to do something similar with a map but never found the time.