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, known at that time along with their various writing systems.
He translated the first few words of the prayer, “Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,” into the local languages.