Day archives: May 5th, 2021

The earliest linguistic map of the world by Gottfried Hensel

Linguistic map of the world 1741 Map author German linguist Gottfried Hensel (1687-1767) Gottfried Hensel (1687-1767), Germanic linguist who served as rector in Heidelberg (Zielona Gora), Lower Silesia. The earliest linguistic map of the four continents. Gottfried Hensel presented a map taking into account the geography of the distribution of the languages of the world, …