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Link: • Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus, 1 December 1754 n.s.
Dated 1 Dec: 1754. Sent from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.


The bookseller Salomon SchoutenSchouten, Salomon (1689?-1750).
Dutch. Bookseller and publisher,
Amsterdam. Linnaeusís publisher. Father
of Petrus Schouten.
who once edited the Flora LapponicaLinnaeus, Carl Flora
Lapponica exhibens plantas per Lapponiam
crescentes, secundum systema sexuale
collectas in itinere [...] Additis
synonymis, & locis natalibus omnium,
descriptionibus & figuris rariorum,
viribus medicatis & oeconomicis
(Amsterdam, 1737).
Soulsby no. 279.
has asked Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
if Linnaeus has anything to change or add to his flora. Schouten wants to publish a second edition because the first is sold out [there was no second edition]. Linnaeus can send it through Pierre BalguerieBalguerie, Pierre (1679-1759).
French. Swedish agent in Amsterdam.
Father of Daniel Balguerie.
, the representative of the Swedish king [Adolf FredrikAdolf Fredrik, (1710-1771).
Swedish. King of Sweden. Reigned
1751-1771. Married to Lovisa Ulrika.
Father of Gustav III. Chancellor of
Uppsala university 1747-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] and queen [Lovisa UlrikaLovisa Ulrika, (1720-1782).
Swedish. Queen of Sweden 1751-1771.
Married to Adolf Fredrik. Mother of
Gustav III. Sister of Fredric II of
Prussia. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
]. He is very willing to help.

Johan Frederik GronoviusGronovius, 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.
will soon publish a Flora Asiatica [Burman refers to the Flora OrientalisGronovius, Johan Frederik
Flora Orientalis, sive recensio
plantarum quas L. Rauwolffus annis 1573,
1574 et 1575 in Syria, Arabia,
Mesopotamia, Babylonia, Assyria,
Armenia, et Judaea [...] collegit

(Leiden 1755).
], which will contain plants that Leonhard RauwolfRauwolf, Leonhard (1535-1596).
German. Physician, traveller in the
once observed in Palestine, in the same way as Casimir Christopher SchmidelSchmidel, Casimir Christopher
(1718-1792). German. Physician,
professor of medicine at Erlangen and
personal physician to the Duke Carl
Alexander at Ansbach. Correspondent of
, who was contemporary with Rauwolf, recently published Konrad GesnerísGesner, Konrad (1516-1565).
Swiss. Physician, botanist, zoologist,
bibliographer, Lausanne.
Opera botanicaGesner, Konrad & Casimir
Christopher Schmidel
, I-II (Nürnberg

Burman hopes that Het auctuariumBurman, Johannes Het
auctuarium, ofte vermeerdering, op het
Amboinsch kruyd-boek. [...]

(Amsterdam 1755).
and the IndexBurman, Johannes Index alter
in omnes tomos herbarii Amboinensis
(Amsterdam 1769).
of Georg Eberhard RumpfísRumpf, 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.
work [Burman refers to the Herbarium AmboinenseRumpf, Georg Eberhard
Herbarium Amboinense, plurimas
conplectens arbores, fructices, herbas,
plantas terrestres & aquaticas, quae
in Amboina et adjacentibus reperiuntur
insulis [...] Omnia [...] Belgice
conscripsit G. E. Rumphius [...] Nunc
primum in lucem edidit, & in Latinum
sermonem vertit Joannes Burmannus [...]
qui varia adjecit synonyma, suasque
, I-VII (Amsterdam
] will soon be published. Countless duties and a severe arthritis have obstructed the editing.

Burman has in mind to edit a third tome of the Hortus AmstelodamensisCommelin, Caspar Horti medici
Amstelaedamensis plantae rariores et
(Leiden 1706).
[vol. I was published in 1697, Horti medici Amstelodamensis [...] descriptioCommelin, Jan Horti medici
Amstelodamensis rariorum tam Orientalis
quam Occidentalis Indiae, aliarumque
peregrinarum plantarum, magno studio ac
labore, sumptibus civitatis
Amstelodamensis, longa annorum serie
collectarum, descriptio et icones ad
vivum aeri incisae. Auctore Joanne
Commelino [...] Opus posthumum,
Latinitate donatum, notisque &
observationibus illustratum, a Frederico
Ruyschio [...] & Francisco
, I-II (Amsterdam
, vol. II in 1706; there was no third volume].

Burman asks for seeds and dried plants for the public garden and his herbarium.



a. (LS, II, 456-457). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 146-147   p.146  p.147.