Bern Chronicle ~ 1470
(1420-1470) created the first illustrated chonicle in 1470. It
contains a comphrehenseive reproduction of the great annalists of
Bern's history like Konrad Justinger and Hans Fründ. The stamp
shows a miniature of King Fredrich II presenting a Charter to Bern in
1218, making it an imperial Free City.
Spiez Chronicle ~ 1484/85
Diebod Schilling (d.
1486), the Elder, helped with the production of Tschachtlan’s
chronicle, and was inspired by it to produce three chronicles
including the so-called Spiez Chronicle, commissioned by Rudolf von
Erlach , the mayor of Bern, in 1483. The miniature that is reproduced
from this work is a picture of Captain Adrian von Bubenberg and troops
passing through the Murten town gate to defend the city against the
Swiss Confederacy in 1476.
Zurich Chronicle ~ 1479
(1454-1530) was a step-son of the mayor, Hans Waldman. He was one of
the main chroniclers of the Zurich war. In 1440 a dispute arose
between Zurich on the one side, and the cantons of Schweitz and Glaris
on the other, respecting some territorial claims. All Switzerland was
armed against Zurich, the refractory member. Edlibach’s chronicle is
represented by a miniature portraying the official Schweitz messenger
before the council of Zurich in 1440.
Lucerne Chronicle ~ 1513
Diebold Schilling’s nephew
(1460-ca.1522), who had the same name, was commissioned to write a
Chronicle for Lucerne. The first illustration in the Chronicle depicts
the presentation of the completed work to the Mayor and City Council
in the council chamber in 1513.