The development of writing and the sequence of letters of different languages: Top-left) Cuneiform (Persian) and Japanese (Katakana). Top-right) Development of writing (Antique until the 19th century). Bottom-left) Tibetan, Germanic runic alphabet, Armenian, Egyptian hieroglyphs. Bottom-right) Arabian (Neskhi), Hebrew, Sanskrit, Bengalese. Explications in German. Wood engravings, published in 1897.