First English edition of the Nuremberg chronicle: being the Liber chronicarum of Dr. Hartmann Schedel…
Electors of The Holy Roman Empire (Continued)

This woodcut (extending over the greater portion of Folios CLXXXIIII verso and CLXXV recto) is a continuation of the full double-page illustration at CLXXXIII verso and CLXXXIV recto. There the Electoral College was depicted as follows:

1. ImperatorKaiserEmperor
2. Electores SpiritualesGaistliche KurfürstenSpiritual Electors
3. Electores TemporalesWeltliche KurfürstenSecular Electors
4. quatuor ducesvier herzogenfour dukes
5. quatuor marchionessvier marggrafenfour margraves
6. quatuor burgraviivier burggrafenfour burgraves
7. quatuor landgraviivier lantgrafenfour landgraves
8. quatuor liberivier freien (Freiherrn)four freemen
9. quatuor militesvier ritterfour knights
10. quatuor comitesvier grafenfour counts

And here by way of a composite panorama, are added:

11. quatuor civitatesvier stättefour cities
12. quatuor villaevier dörfferfour villages
13. quatuor rusticivier bauernfour country estates
which completes the electoral plan, except that in the text (Folio CLXXXIII recto,) the following item appears which is not in the illustration:
quatuor baronesvier panzerherrenFour barons

(A) The Four Cities
  1. Augsburg (Augusta). See Folios CXI verso and CXCII recto. An imperial free city in the Middle Ages. One of the most important cities of southern Germany.
  2. Metz (Metis) See Folio CX verso. A fortified cathedral city of Lorraine.
  3. Aix-la-Chapelle (Aquisgranum), a city in Prussia; formerly the capital of Charlemagne’s empire.
  4. Lübeck. See Folios CCLXV verso and CCLXVI recto. Formerly a free city of northern Germany.
(B) The Four Villages
  1. Bamberg, a city in Bavaria which had municipal privileges as early as 973 and was made a bishopric by Henry II in 1007. (See Folios CLXXIIII verso and CLXXV recto).
  2. Schlettstadt (Sletetstat), a city in Lower Alsace on the river Ill.
  3. Haguenau (Hagenau), a city in Lower Alsace.
  4. Ulm (Ulma) Folios CXC verso and CXCI recto. A town on the Danube, in Württemberg, Germany.
(C) The Four County Towns or Estates
  1. Cologne (Colne) see Folios XC verso and XCI recto. Cathedral city of Prussia.
  2. Regensburg (Regenspurg). See Folios XCVII verso and XCVII recto. Ratisbon, cathedral city of Bavaria.
  3. Constance (Constenet?). See Folios XCVII verso and CCXLI recto. A free town until 1548. Located on Lake Constance where the Rhine emerges from it.
  4. Salzburg (Saltzburg). Folios CLII verso and CLIII recto. The Roman Juvavun. Once the most powerful spiritual principality in Southern Germany.