Jacobvs Zieglervs Landavvs, Georgio Collimitio Medico, S. D.,
[...] Ungariam tuam his diebus Venetias allatam vidi, quam insigniter probo, cum quod ex collatione locorum, quanta mihi cognita sunt, veram agnosco, faciuntque haec fidem mihi in reliqua, tum quod ego quoque illi manum admovi, sub ea aestate qua coloni & pastores Ungarici tumultuabantur. Illo tempore dum proceres angore summo animi totos dies de rebus regni consultarent, ego & Eleazarus, operis primarius auctor, vacui tanta cura, quamvis neque nos extra periculum, rationem hanc super Ungaria componenda inibamus. A tanto tempore quid de ea fieret ignoravi, perditam esse cum singulari dolore meo arbitrabar: quo ergo maiore gratulatione perpexi salvam esse, & vestro studio publicatam. Stephanus Brodericus Regis Ludovici Orator in urbe, meus praecipuus amicus, Ungariam aeque exactam in picturam posuit, qui postquam solicitas partes Comitis à Trentzinio sequutus fuit, nescio si eam absolvit.
Vale Venetijs VI. Idus Aprilis, Anno M. D. XXIX.
Jacobus Zieglerus Landavus sends his greetings to Georgius Collimitius.
[…] The other day I saw your Hungary that had come to Venice, and I value it highly, firstly, because after comparing these places, at least as well as I know them, I deemed it realistic, secondly, because I too have studied it in that particular summer when Hungarian peasants and shepherds were rebelling. During those times, when nobles with great unrest in their hearts were negotiating about the kingdom’s greatest problems, I and Lazarus, the excellent creator of this work, because we were free from that matter, although we were still in danger, were thinking about composing a map depicting Hungary. For a long time I did not know what has happened. With extraordinary pain, I thought the map has been lost. Thus, my joy was even greater when I found out that it survived, and thanks to your work, it has been published. István Brodarics, emissary of Louis, and my good friend, has made a similarly accurate map, but he joined the rebels led by the Count of Trencsén, and thus, I do not know whether he was able to finish it.
Venice, 8th April 1529