Timetunnel to the 15th century.
This is 1493's must-have history book and city guide by Hartmann Schedel. Hartmann Schedel's "Weltchronik"" or ""Chronicle of the World"" (better known today as the "Nuremberg Chronicle" after the German city in which it was created), was a groundbreaking encyclopedic work and, at the time, the most lavishly illustrated book ever printed in Europe.
Both an historical reference work and a contemporary inventory of urban culture at the end of the 15th century, the Chronicle was to have a remarkable influence on the cultural, ecclesiastical, and intellectual history of the Middle Ages. It was particularly notable for its vast quantity of woodcut illustrations (more than 1,800) depicting events from the Bible, human monstrosities, portraits of kings, queens, saints and martyrs, and allegorical pictures of miracles, as well as views of a great number of "modern" cities, many of which had never been documented before.