Martin Waldseemüller was a German cartographer, whose map Universalis Cosmographia, is believed to be the first written record of the name America for the New World. The original map, published in 1507, spanned over two meters in width and was assembled from twelve individual sections.
To hint at the large original size, CIT produced the Waldseemüller in a staggering 20×15 cm silver note format with worn and aged edges. Dwarfing previous silver note issues not only in sheer dimensions, the map issued for Cook Islands, also weighs a whooping 30 grams. The superb Waldseemüller map minted in fine silver is a true treasure for any collector.
- Metal: 999 Silver
- Weight: 30 grams
- Year of Issue: 2018
- Mintage Limit: 1500
- Size: 200 x 150mm
- Finish: Prooflike
- Minted by CIT (Coin Invest Trust) under the issuing authority of Cook IslandsReverse Design
The superb Waldseemüller map minted in fine silver is a true treasure for any collector.
The obverse face has the Ian Rank Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II on it and is issued under the authority of the Cook Islands.
Presented in a themed cardboard sleeve with a carboard matt ready for framing.