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First English edition of the Nuremberg chronicle: being the Liber chronicarum of Dr. Hartmann Schedel…
FOLIO CXXXVIII verso and CXXXIX recto
ILLUSTRATION
THE CITY OF BUDA

The City of Buda, since 1873 consolidated as one municipality with Pest, on the opposite side of the Danube, as Budapest, is represented by a large woodcut extending over the verso of one folio and the recto of another. In the foreground is the Danube. To the left is the burg or fortress, surrounded by a wall. In the gable of one of the numerous buildings within this enclosure appears a crown and two shields. The buildings themselves are of a rather generic, nondescript architecture. Within and without the walls churches, by number and prominence of position, are given prime importance. The castle of Buda, though actually located on a high elevation above the city, is shown on low ground. The residences of the city are closely packed about the churches. The only topographical eminence is in the right background—a low, bald hill. The river is without shipping, bridges or wharves. There are no signs of life. The view selected is unfortunately landward, instead of up the river. The muddy waters in the foreground give us little idea of the course of the beautiful Danube and of the relative position of Buda and Pest.