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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0282 • Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus, 7 April 1739 n.s.
Dated 7 Aprilis MDCCXXXIX. Sent from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Doctissimo et Ce[leberr]imo Viro
Carolo Linnaeo
M[edicinae] D[octori] et Botanico eximio
S[alutem] P[lurimam] D[icit]
Ioannes Burmannus.

Inclusas hasce nuper Lipsia accepi, quas tibi data per D[ominum] CliffortiumClifford, George (1685-1760).
Dutch. Banker and merchant in Amsterdam,
Linnaeusís benefactor. Owner of
Hartecamp and its botanical garden
outside Haarlem. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
opportunitate transmitto, simulque ut de valetudine mea certus fores, haecce pauca adjeci, incolumemque te ac prospera valetudine fruentem voveo. Promissas olim nondum accepi plantas, sique animus tibi sit illas ad me mittere, simul libros, quos promisisti, addas Suecos, pecuniam tibi libenter restituam. De plantis Africanis absolvi opus decem constans decadibus,[2] nuper conveni cum bibliopola de RumphiiRumpf, Georg Eberhard
(1628-1702). Dutch. Naturalist and
merchant in the service of the Dutch
East India Company. Governor of the
Dutch colony Ambon. He published two
works on the flora of the isle of Ambon.
herbarii inpressione,[3] forma subscriptionis, cujus conditiones si fuerint inpressae, cum aliis data occasione tibi transmittam. Novi hic nihil scio: GronoviiGronovius, Johan Frederik
(1690-1762). Dutch. Naturalist, senator
of Leiden. Linnaeusís benefactor and
friend. Published Flora Virginica
(1743, 1762) together with John Clayton.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
flora Virginica[4] inprimitur tua conscripta methodo. Caeterum cum uxore liberisque meis omnes valemus, idem de te sperans, tuaque charissima. Petrus DorvilliusOrville, Pierre dí (1697-1739).
Dutch. Merchant, doctor of law. Gave
Linnaeus money to produce the plates for
Flora Lapponica. Brother of
Jacques-Philippe díOrville.
mercator et poeta insignis nuper obiit, reliqui pancratice valent amici, teque salutant.

Valeas a me, faveasque.

Dabam Amstelaedami 7 Aprilis MDCCXXXIX

[address] A Monsjeur / Monsjeur Carolus Linnaeus / Med. Doct. etc. etc. / a / Stokholm / Chez Monsieur / Guillaume Maister

upSUMMARY

Johannes Burman has received the enclosed letter from Leipzig, and he sends it to Linnaeus through George Clifford. He can tell Linnaeus that he is well, and hopes Linnaeus is well too. He has not yet received the plants promised by Linnaeus long ago. If Linnaeus intends to send them, he should send them with the Swedish books he promised. Burman will of course pay for them. Burman has finished his book on Rariorum Africanarum plantarum, ad vivum delineatarum, iconibus ac descriptionibus illustratarum decas in ten decades. He has now made an agreement with a bookseller to print Georg Eberhard Rumpfís Herbarium Amboinense by subscription. Johan Frederik Gronoviusís Flora Virginica, written according to Linnaeusís method, is now being printed. Pierre dí Orville, merchant and famous poet, died recently.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, II, 360). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 59-60   p.59  p.60.

upEXPLANATORY NOTES

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Burman, Rariorum Africanarum plantarum, ad vivum delineatarum, iconibus ac descriptionibus illustratarum decasBurman, Johannes Rariorum
Africanarum plantarum, ad vivum
delineatarum, iconibus ac
descriptionibus illustratarum decas
prima-[decima]
(Amsterdam
1738-1739).
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