CONTAINING NUMEROUS WOODCUTS of Hungarian kings as well as battle scenes such as the one shown, Chronicae Hugariae by Ja'nos Thuro'czy (ca. 1435-ca. 1489) is recognized as the most comprehensive Hungarian historical work of its period. An official under King Matthias Corvinus (1458-1490), Thuro'czy based the early sections on existing chronicles and manuscripts, to which he added interpretations. For the period after 1386, he consulted primary sources such as diplomatic records and the correspondence of significant historical figures.
Ja'nos Thuro'czy. Chronicaie Hungariae. (Chronicles of Hungary). Brunn: Conrad Stahel and Matthais Prenlein, 1488. Rosenwald Collection, rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress