Lenz 1964 Map of the World's Languages
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 classic "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 map can be custom printed at up to 12 feet wide. Cost is $100 @ linear foot of map. Order the option below for a 4' wide map for $400 and we will email or phone you to get particulars of the type of paper you want it printed on (and if you want it laminated of not)….and to help you select the best size for your situation. Order the $100 option for licensing (reprinting in a publication, or duplication rights for an institution), and we will email you a PDF file and letter of permission.
We also have a 150-DPI image that you can download for $1. This charge 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 $1 download go HERE.