Curipeschitz B., “Itinerarium der Botschaftsreise des Josef von Lamberg und Niclas Jurischitz durch Bosnien, Serbien, Bulgarien nach Konstantinopel 1530”, Innsbruck 1910. First edition, large 8vo, 24x16cm, contemporary hard boards, complete 58p.,inside fine, overall a very good copy. Ex libris of the orientalist Frank Pollack. Benedict Curipeschitz accompanied the Imperial Ambassadors von Lamberg and Jurischitz in their trip to Constantinople to meet Suleiman the Magnificent. They had received their instructions in Innsbruck in May 1530. They left Ljubljana in August and returned by February 1531. Curipeschitz hold a daily calendar where he kept notes of all the relevant information. It is the first very detailed, in a daily basis, itinerary in the Balkans, precious for the early topography of the area. He also gives precious information for the populations, still largely Christians, on their way to Constantinople. An early travel account which had been published, for the first time in the 20th century, in small print run. VERY RARE.