The present, very rare book is abundantly illustrated. The title woodcut shows Charles V as King of the Romans surrounded by a frame of coats of arms. This royal representation is based on a woodcut by Hans Weiditz. However, different artists seem to have designed the remaining narrative cuts, or these were perhaps executed by another cutter.
One woodcut shows a presentations scene, with the author, Walther Isenberg, presenting it to the monarch. The book also includes illustrations depicting historical scenes, such as the marriage of Charles the Bold to Margaret of York; the campaigns of Charles the Bold in Gelderland and Neuss; his death at the Battle of Nancy; Maximilian I with his wife Mary of Burgundy; his campaigns in the Netherlands, Austria, and Hungary; Philip the Handsome and Joanna the Mad; Philip’s death; young Charles travelling to Spain; his election by the princes, and more.
In one block, the head of young Maximilian has been substituted for that of Charles the Bold, as Maximilian’s features were well known from prints.