New York: L. Weiss & Co., 1901. Hardcover. Scarce folio textbook of cosmography, with "revolving maps", maps mounted with metal grommets with die cut windows allowing the viewer to spin or revolve the maps.
The revolving maps include: Distance of each planet from the sun (four seasons on verso); 5 maps of the continents; 4 maps of the United States by region; map of Europe and Asia; and Eastern and Western hemispheres.
Text printed in 2 columns with in text illustrations. Melanesia, with illustration of a kangaroo, is described as: "land of the blacks, includes, among others, Australia, which is larger than Europe and belongs to Great Britain, as do also Tasmania or New Zealand, and Van Diemen's Land. The natives of Australia are blacks. ... Gold mining and sheep and cattle raising are the most important industries..."
Folio,  pp. Blue cloth stamped with black title at front board. Spine slightly rubbed, rear board slightly marked. Internally, bright and fresh the maps in very good + condition. OCLC: 62411695 records 2 copies, at Columbia and University of Minnesota. Very good condition. Item #24487