Yesterday, the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection team shared some interesting photos of maps created for the blind published in 1837 (http://goo.gl/68tgc). The Atlas of the United States Printed for the Use of the Blind uses embossed heavy paper with letters, lines and symbols to create 24 state maps. Only five copies of the book survive today.

The map of Maine in The Atlas of the United States Printed for the Use of the Blind:
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