Deutsche Zentralbücherei für Blinde

Geographical Maps

The DZB offers tactile maps to all who are interested. The geographical maps are generalized and are true to scale. The maps can be either purchased together as an atlas or separately.

Atlas of the World - in English and German

If you want to discover the world you can do it easily with the DZB's world atlas, available in English and German.

The world atlas consists of twelve parts:

  • Survey map of the earth
  • statistical part
  • ten maps of the continents:
    • North and Central America
    • South America
    • Europe
    • Africa
    • Asia
    • Australia
    • Arctic
    • Antarctica
    • Atlantic and Indian Ocean
    • Pacific Ocean

Each continent section includes a survey map with page register, a physical map and several detailed maps.

The relief indicates state borders, capitals, seas, oceans and major rivers. The coloured maps measure circa 350 x 410 mm, each part is bound by a ring binder. All maps are numbered for exact identification. Topographical terms are provided in international abbreviations, which are explained on the respective register pages. Overall, the world atlas contains circa 50 maps and 100 register pages.

The world atlas is available in three different editions:

  1. relief for blind people
  2. large print for the partially sighted and sighted people
  3. a combination of both editions (transparent relief map with large print underneath)

The Atlas of the World is available in English and German, and it is easily extendable by adding maps of single countries. The excellently manufactured product which is easy to handle will last a long time. Relief and braille letters are to be distinguished clearly.
Generalized cartographic data – provided by the Klett-Perthes publishing house in Gotha (Germany) – form the basis for the production of the relief models and large print pages.
The relief maps are produced by vacuum thermoforming from stencils. The large print maps are printed with 4-colour offset printing.

Overview

Earth/ Statistics
  • uncontracted Braille: 1 brochure, 7,00 €, BNV 4893
  • large print: 1 brochure, 7,00 €, BNV 4894
  • combination: 2 brochure, 14,00 €, BNV 4895
Earth (Overview)

1 map of the continents

  • relief: 4,80 €, BNV 4686
  • large print: 3,20 €, BNV 4684
  • combination: 8,00 €, BNV 4685
Europe

1 survey map, 1 physical map, 6 political detail maps (North-West, North-East, East, Central, West, South West)

  • relief: 49,60 €, BNV 8076
  • large print: 38,40 €, BNV 8078
  • combination: 88,00 €, BNV 8077
North America

1 survey map, 1 physical map, 4 political detail maps (North-West, North-East, Central, South-East)

  • relief: 30,40 €, BNV 4692
  • large Print: 20,80 €, BNV 4690
  • combination: 51,20 €, BNV 4691
South America

1 survey map, 1 physical map, 3 political detail maps (North-West, North-East, South)

  • relief: 25,60 €, BNV 4797
  • large Print: 19,20 €, BNV 4795
  • combination: 44,80 €, BNV 4796
Africa

1 survey map, 1 physical map, 4 political detail maps (North-West, North-East , Central, East, South)

  • relief: 38,40 €, BNV 4680
  • large print: 30,40 €, BNV 4678
  • combination: 68,80 €, BNV 4679
Arctis

1 survey map

  • relief: 6,40 €, BNV 8073
  • large print: 4,80 €, BNV 8075
  • combination: 11,20 €, BNV 8074
Antarctica

1 survey map

  • relief: 6,40 €, BNV 8070
  • large print: 4,80 €, BNV 8072
  • combination: 11,20 €, BNV 8071
Asia

1 survey map, 1 physical map, 7 political detail maps (North-West, North-East, West, Central, South, South-East)

  • relief: 52,80 €, BNV 7149
  • large print: 38,40 €, BNV 7147
  • combination: 91,20 €, BNV 7148
Atlantic and Indian Ocean

1 survey map

  • relief: 6,40 €, BNV 8067
  • large print: 4,80 €, BNV 8069
  • combination: 11,20 €, BNV 8068
Australia

1 survey map, 1 physical map, 3 political detail maps (Central, North-East, South)

  • relief: 24,00 €, BNV 8064
  • large Print: 17,60 €, BNV 8066
  • combination: 31,60 €, BNV 8065
Pacific Ocean

1 survey map

  • relief: 6,40 €, BNV 8061
  • large print: 4,80 €, BNV 8062
  • combination: 11,20 €, BNV 8063
Table of Contents and Register
  • uncontracted Braille: 5,00 €, BNV 8082
  • large print: 5,00 €, BNV 8083
  • combination: 10,00 €, BNV 8064

* BNV = order number

You are free to order single maps or the full package in one of the three editions. Additionally we offer special ringbinders for 10 Euros per unit.

Please place your orders by
phone: +49 341 71 13 119 or
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