First English edition of the Nuremberg chronicle: being the Liber chronicarum of Dr. Hartmann Schedel…
FOLIO XCVIII verso and XCIX recto

The city is represented by a large two-page woodcut extending over FOLIO XCVIII verso and XCIV recto. In the foreground is the Danube, not depicted as a great river, but as a sluggish little creek, in which two geese are disporting themselves. The water cannot be very deep, for their entire bodies appear above the surface of the water. They look stolid enough to be wooden decoys. Beyond a wild scrubby shore is the city wall, rather shy of turrets and towers. The houses are closely set together, and beyond it appears the open country, hilly and rocky. A tall church steeple appears at the right, surmounted by a sketchy figure resembling an eagle with outspread wings. To the right is a church, whose steeple is surmounted with a nondescript figure. Except for the churches, the architecture is decidedly monotonous. Of the vineyards, concerning which the text has so much to say, there is not a sign, and there is no commerce on the meager river. The vegetation along the river is sparse and blasted, and most of the trees about the landscape resemble puffballs.