Tactile map of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.


Accession Number: 2001.192.1a-d

Scope & Content: "This Metropolitan Area Map covers 21 miles east to west and 16 1/2 miles north to south. The total area represented is about 446 square miles." --map legend. Designed and produced by Dr. John C. Sherman. Dept. of Geography, University of Washington, Seattle, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Geological Survey. A standard U.S.G.S. map with embossed features, for use by both sighted and visually impaired readers. It is presented on 4 sheets of white plastic; each sheet shows a printed quadrant of the metropolitan area with raised lines, dots, and symbols formed in the plastic to indicate boundaries, highways, interchanges, traffic circles, bodies of water, parks, government buildings, and monuments. Map coordinates are indicated at margins by raised lines and braille letters and numbers. Includes some braille labeling on mapped area. .1a - entire sheet measures 22.25 x 34 in.; mapped area measures 22.25 x 22.75, with a large print and embossed legend to the left. .1b - entire sheet measures 22.25 x 34.75 in.; mapped area measures 22.5 x 23.25 in., with continued legend to the left. .1c - entire sheet and mapped area measure 22.5 x 33.75 in. .1d - total sheet and mapped area measure 22 x 33.75 in.

Creator: Sherman, John C.

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Publisher: [Washington, D.C.]

Publisher Place: [Washington, D.C.]

Publish Date: 1976

Subjects: Maps for the blind and visually impaired Tactile graphics Washington, D.C.