Map of the World's Languages * digital $1 download for personal use
This is Russell H. Lenz's 1964 Map of the World's Languages.
It is a Red & White image that is coded by country, based the groupings and theories of languages prevalent in the 1960's. A great historical snapshot for comparison to the data in the Peters World Atlas ( 2010), also available from ODT.
NOTE: This is not entirely compatible with the "Language" theories of Merritt Ruhlen ... and you will notice differences between this map and the Ruhlen's Language Map originally published by the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco.
Rhulen's Language Map is available from ODT (along with a 15-page 8.5x11" guide) HERE. Ruhlen's version shows language distribution prior to European colonization in the 16th century.
The art work & lettering of this map are done in the "Lenz" style, with pen and ink -- however, you do not get the topographic relief in Lenz's classic stippling style with many of his other maps. It is one of a series of 10 maps created for World Eagle publishing in 1964, and the image was also later published in the Christian Science Monitor.
This 150-DPI image is for personal use only and you must contact ODT, Inc. for licensing permission to reprint the image or use it in any commercial or classroom application. To order the same map printed in custom sizes up to 12' wide go HERE.