Czernin H. von Chudenic, “Zweite Gesandtschaftreise des grafen Hermann von Chudenic nach Konstantinopel im Jahre 1644”, Neuhaus 1879. FIRST edition, in 8vo 21x14cm. Contemporary boards, fine condition, complete 171p., ex libris of the Orientalist Frank Pollack. Chernin von Chudenic (1576-1651) travelled in Constantinople twice, in 1615-17 and in 1644-45, as Imperial envoy. The travel account that covers his second trip, had remained manuscript in the archives of Neuhaus for centuries and discovered and published for the first time in 1879. First part includes the detailed calendar notes of travels of Chernin, since the 25th of June 1644, when he prepared to leave Vienna, up to 11th of August 1645 when he returned. An account written on an almost daily basis, precious for the Balkans. Second part is the text of instructions given to Chernin by the Imperial administration, dated 27 June 1644. Third part includes many letters sent or received during that period. An invaluable source, published only once and little known. EXTREMELY RARE. Not in Atabey,Blackmer or any other known collection.