THE PRINCETON BRAILLISTS

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CREATORS OF TACTILE MAPS AND DRAWINGS FOR THE BLIND
 
Watch for our new Website coming by September 2014

 

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION


     Maps and drawings are created by hand in metal foil, then duplicated by the Ther
moform process to make clear, sharp copies.  The 11x11-1/2 inch plastic sheets are bound into volumes with cardboard covers and a  spiral plastic binder.

     Generally, key letters are used to label cities and areas on the maps. These key letters are identified on key pages preceding each map.  The maps sometimes have foldout sections and or appear on facing pages.

     The maps are detailed, and some experience with tactile drawings is recommended.

Products and Price List
 
Announcing a new publication
 
Available in June, 2014
Maps of Michigan
 
 

OTHER RECENT PUBLICATIONS
 
Maps of Kansas
 
   A single volume with 11 maps including an overview of the state followed by individual maps of cities, rivers, counties, highways, farm and mineral products, and yearly precipitation. A more detailed map shows the vicinity of Kansas City.
   11 maps, 42 pages total; price $6.00; Shipping by free mail where eligible.
 
MAPS OF SOUTH CAROLINA
 
Maps of South Carolina is a single volume with 12 maps including an overview of the state followed by individual maps of cities, rivers, counties, highways, farm and mineral products, yearly precipitation and average temperature. More detailed maps show the vicinity of Charleston and the vicinity of Hilton Head Island.              
    12 maps, 33 pages total; price: $6.00; Shipping by free mail where eligible.
   
ATLAS OF WESTERN AFRICA
 
    This fourth and final volume of maps on Africa covers fourteen countries: Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.
     Each country has an introductory section in braille of facts and general information followed by a full page tactile map. The maps show cities, towns, rivers and mountains.  84 pages, 15 maps; Price; $14.00;
 
ATLAS OF NORTHERN AFRICA
 
     This third volume of maps on Africa, NORTHERN AFRICA, covers thirteen countries: Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan and Southern Sudan, and Cape Verde.
For description, see Atlas of Western Africa above.
    
78 pages, 16 maps; Price $14.00
Shipped by free mail where eligible.
 
ATLAS OF EASTERN AND CENTRAL AFRICA
 
This second volume of maps on Africa, Eastern and Central Africa, covers fourteen nations: Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Gabon, and Sao Tome & Principe.
For description, see Atlas of Western Africa above.
     15 maps with keys, 79 pages total,  $14.00
 

ATLAS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
 
ATLAS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA covers fourteen nations: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles and Mauritius.
For description, see Atlas of Western Africa above.
 
  18 maps with keys, 78 pages total,  $14.00

MAPS OF ALASKA
 
Maps of Alaska is a single volume of 74 pages including 21 maps. The first half of the book consists of overall maps showing land regions, cities and towns, rivers, mountains, national parksm native corporations, boroughs and climate. In the second half of the book, the state is divided into 7 regions - Brooks Range and North Slope, Fairbanks and the Interior, Anchorage and South central Alaska, West Coast, Kodiak and Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Islands, and the Panhandle. Each region has a page of introductory information followed by a detailed map either on facing pages or on a foldout page.
 
21 Maps with keys, 74 pages total, $14.00
    

 
 
MAPS OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES:
A single volume divided into 3 sections: 4 thematic maps (major cities, land forms, elevation and climate) of Canada and the U.S., 6 maps of Canada including enlarged maps of the Maritime Provinces and the Great Lakes Region, and 18 maps on the U.S. and its territories including 4 thematic maps (elevation, rivers, mountains, and economy), maps of Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam. Experience with tactile graphics advised. Maps are more detailed than our Atlas of North and South America. 28 maps, 75 pages, $20.00


 

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BASIC HUMAN ANATOMY: cross-sections of the head and brain, nose-mouth-throat, tooth, respiratory tract, heart, digestive system, villus, urinary tract, kidney, nephron, nerve cell, eye, ear, skin, male and female reproductive systems, and fetus in the womb. 18 drawings with keys, 31 pages: $15.00.

OUTLINE MAPS OF THE WORLD in one volume. Contains 33 maps showing political boundaries, capital cities, and surrounding bodies of water. The maps are divided into 5 sections: North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Africa, and Polar Regions. An index at the end of the volume lists countries and islands, and indicates the page number of the map on which they appear. 33 maps, 79 pages: $19.00

ATLAS OF NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA: three units in four volumes. Emphasis is on geography. Maps show boundaries, mountains, rivers and bodies of water, elevation, major cities only, climate, land use and resources. Each unit is self-contained and can be used alone.
Unit 1. NORTHERN NORTH AMERICA: Canada and U.S. 59 pages
Unit 2. THE UNITED STATES: (2 volumes) divides the country into 6 regions; maps are shown by region. 124 pages
Unit 3. MIDDLE AND SOUTH AMERICA: 51 pages
Price of four-volume set is $56.00 including shipping. Individual volumes: $15.00.

MAPS OF THE BRITISH ISLES: covers England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. Overall maps show boundaries, bodies of water, mountains and hills. Maps of each country show cities, towns, major rivers, and counties or regions. Places of interest in the Greater London area and an overall map of London are also included. 11 maps with keys,
46 pages total. $10.00

ATLAS OF WESTERN EUROPE: two volume set covering 21 countries and their nearby territories.
A page of facts and a detailed full-page map is included for each country. The maps show cities and physical features and are labeled with extensive keys. The British Isles (covered in a separate volume - see above) is not included.
Vol. I: Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Andorra, Monaco, Luxembourg; 23 maps 72 pages
Vol. II: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Greece, Liechtenstein, San Marino, Malta;
13 maps, 48 pages
Volumes I and II: $25.00; Vol. 1 only: $15.00; Vol. II only: $11.00

ATLAS OF EASTERN EUROPE: covers in one volume Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Western Russia up to the Ural Mountains. The format is the same as described above for Atlas of Western Europe. 21 maps, 80 pages total. $16.00

ATLAS OF THE MIDDLE EAST: covers 17 countries including Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine National Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. The format is the same as described above for Atlas of Western Europe. 25 maps with keys, 69 pages total. $20.00

ATLAS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH ASIA: covers 13 countries and Kashmir. Countries include Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan , Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. The format is the same as described above for Atlas of Western Europe. 19 maps, 72 pages; $16.00

ATLAS OF EAST ASIA: covers China, Mongolia, Japan, North and South Korea. The format is the same as described above for Atlas of Western Europe. 26 maps, 106 pages; $21.00

ATLAS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA: covers in one volume Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Timor-Leste and the Philippines. The format is the same as described above for Atlas of Western Europe. 23 maps with keys, 83 pages total. $18.00

MAPS OF RUSSIA AND ITS FORMER REPUBLICS: shows boundaries, rivers, and major cities as of 1997. 6 maps, 16 pages $4.00.
For more detailed maps of western Russia and some of the Republics see the Atlas of Eastern Europe and the Atlas of Central and South Asia listed above.
 
 
MAPS OF MOROCCO: 7 maps with keys, 19 pages total. $5.00

MAPS OF THE BIBLE LANDS - OLD TESTAMENT: for serious students of the Bible or ancient history. No text; highly detailed; extensive keys. Covers Ancient World, Abraham, Exodus, Kingdoms of Saul, David, Solomon, Israel and Judah, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Alexander, Seleucids, and Maccabees. 25 maps, 98 pages, $22.00

MAPS OF INDIVIDUAL U.S. STATES: Each of the booklets below contains introductory information and detailed maps showing major cities, rivers and lakes, major highways, physical features, county boundaries, agricultural and mineral resources.
MAINE: 11 maps with keys, 27 pages total
NEW HAMPSHIRE: 11 maps with keys, 29 pages total
VERMONT: 9 maps with keys, 18 pages total
MASSACHUSETTS: 15 maps with keys, 48 pages total; includes information about and overall maps of Boston
CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND: 13 maps with keys, 38 pages
NEW YORK STATE: 14 maps with keys, 44 pages total, also includes information and overall maps of New York City
NEW JERSEY: 17 maps with keys, 46 pages total; including overall maps of metopolitan areas around Newark and Camden
PENNSYLVANIA: 12 maps with keys, 34 pages total, also includes information and overall maps of Philadelphia.
FLORIDA: 12 maps with keys, 34 pages total including maps of Orlando/Lakeland, Tampa/Sarasota, Fort Myers/Naples, and Miami/Fort Lauderdale areas.
ILLINOIS: 13 maps with keys, 46 pages total, including overall maps of Chicago and vicinity
PRICE OF EACH STATE MAP BOOKLET LISTED ABOVE: $6.00

CALIFORNIA: includes detailed maps showing location of major cities, rivers and lakes, mountains, highways, parks and counties. Subsequent maps show Northern, Central, and Southern California, San Francisco, Yosemite, Los Angeles area and San Diego. About 275 cities are included and indexed. 19 maps with keys, 84 pages total; $15.00

 

MAPS OF THE STATE OF HAWAII: includes detailed maps of the eight major islands. Each island has introductory information followed by one or more key pages and a full-page map. A general view of the city of Honolulu and of Pearl Harbor are included in the maps of the island of Oahu. 10 maps with keys, 55 pages total. $11.00


How To Order

ORDERING INFORMATION

Send check or purchase order to

THE PRINCETON BRAILLISTS
76 LEABROOK LANE,
PRINCETON, NJ 08540

Credit card and Fax service are not available. Shipping is by free mail for the blind where eligible. Please allow 4 weeks for delivery.

Further information can be obtained by calling:
609-924-5207 (Nancy Amick) (Jamesaamick@aol.com).

MEET THE PRINCETON BRAILLISTS

 

              

      The Princeton Braillists is a small group of senior citizen volunteers whose goal is to make high quality but inexpensive tactile maps and drawings for blind people of all ages.

 

      Nancy Amick and Ruth Bogia, working as the Princeton Braillists, have been producing tactile maps for about 20 years. Before that, they were active for many years in making tactile drawings for textbooks being recorded by Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. Nancy began making drawings about 40 years ago and was a pioneer in developing the metal foil technique introduced by Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic in 1964. Ruth, a former studio director of the New Jersey Unit of RFB&D and a certified Braillist, joined Nancy in making drawings about 35 years ago. Together they developed the tactile map books. Ruth continued to braille books for the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired until her recent death. Fran Gasman joined the group in 2005 and as a certified Braillist, also brailles for the New Jersey Commission.  Phyllis Branin finishes the books by punching and binding the volumes.  Nancy's husband, James Amick, helps with the computer and secretarial chores.