Obverse : The Ian Rank-Broadley likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II along with the year and face value. Reverse : Features depictions of the Western Hemisphere, inspired by a 1626 map by English cartographer John Speed. The historic map depicts key discoveries in the Western Hemisphere, by famous explorers such as Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Sir Francis Drake and Thomas Candish. Sovereign coin backed by the Australian government.This limited mintage Gold domed coin completes the two-coin Terrestial Domed series with its unparalleled, intricate detailing. It is uniquely suited for history buffs, gift-givers and investment enthusiasts alike. The earliest known maps date back to the 6th and 5th century B. Assuming the flat Earth conception.
World maps assuming a spherical Earth later appeared during the Hellenistic period. During the Age of Exploration, maps became increasingly accurate as explorers began to explore and discover new lands.
Maps have been, and continue to be necessary tools to navigate the world and stir imagination for further exploration. Christopher Columbus first sailed for the Indies, which he believed was South Asia and East Asia in 1492. He instead reached an island after a five-week voyage, which is the present-day Bahamas. He also explored present-day Cuba and Hispaniola.
Finding the hypothesized continent of South America was Columbus's mission for his third voyage. He sighted Trinidad in 1498 and made landfall in present-day Venezuela, touching mainland South America.
His fourth and final voyage involved exploring Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer, organized the first circumnavigation of the Earth.Beginning in 1519, they sailed for South America and reached present-day Brazil. His expedition was completed without him, due to his death mid-voyage. Sir Francis Drake led the second circumnavigation of the Earth in a single voyage, beginning in 1577. He helped claim present-day California for the English. Thomas Cavendish, also spelled Candish, departed England in 1586 and reached present-day Chile six months later. The item "2018 Australia 1 oz Gold $100 Map of the World Western Hemisphere 1626 BU New" is in sale since Friday, January 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Australia\Gold". The seller is "preciousimportsexports" and is located in Pismo Beach, California.
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