The Penny Magazine


Accession Number: 2000.114

Subtitle: of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Summary/Description: "Instruction of the Blind, Especially in Geography" is an article that appears on pages 387-388 of this issue of Penny Magazine, engraving of Boston Church on cover. The unidentified author discusses the teaching of geography to the blind with the use of tactile maps in existence at that time. The article identifies mapmaker M. Weissembourg as the first person to make relief maps for blind readers. "The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge" --front page.

Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 2000.114

Publisher: Charles Knight & Co.

Publisher Place: London, England

Publish Date: October 1, 1836

Subjects: Geography Instructional aids, tools, and supplies Maps for the blind and visually impaired Tactile graphics

Physical Description: Paper Vol. 5, no. 289