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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2662 • Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus, 15 January 1760 n.s.
Dated 15 Jan. 1760. Sent from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Nobilissimo & Clarissimo Viro,
Carolo Linnaeo, Equiti,
S[alutem] D[icit]
Joannes Burmannus.

Nequeo comprehendere caussam, quod nullas hactenus a te, Vir Ami- ciss[ime], acceperim Litteras, quibus me significaveris, in tuas manus pervenisse Fasciculum bulbis reliquisque rebus jam ante menses missum, quum ista navis dudum in vestras appulerit oras; dolerem sane, si tu hisce donis careres, quum nullo modo illa tibi subministrare possem. Ultimae tuae Litterae, quas accepi, fuere 20 Nov[embris] praeteriti anni, & ad illas respondi 11 decemb[ris] tres quatuorve dies serius, quam tuas acceperam; post illud tempus nullas a te habui.

En denique tres ultimas Plumierii icones, quibus finitum erit hoc pretiosum Opus, quod typis jam mandatum est, sed per saevissimum frigus, quod diu jam perpessi fuimus, inprimi prohibetur; quum vero nix magna copia heri accessit, spero intensum gelu sensim minui.

Nil porro novi tecum communicandum scio. Hisce valeas meque, uti soles, ames!

Amst[elodami] 15 Jan[uarii] 1760. Raptim

P. S. Rescribas, si velis, quantocius, quum tuas habere quam maxime desidero.

a Monsieur
Monsieur Charles Linnaeus
Professeur tres celebre
a
Upsal

upSUMMARY

Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
cannot understand why he has not received any letter from Linnaeus making known that he has received the box with bulbs and other things from Burman. Burman answered on 11 December 1759Letter L2636 to Linnaeusís last letter dated 20 November [this letter has not come down to us].

Burman now sends the three final Charles PlumierPlumier, Charles (1646-1704).
French. Botanist, travelled in Central
America and the Carribean. Linnaeus
generally approved of the descriptions
in his richly illustrated botanical
works.
illustrations [Burman refers to his editing of the Plantarum Americanarum fasciculus primus[-decimus]Plumier, Charles Plantarum
Americanarum fasciculus primus[-decimus]
continens plantas, quas olim C.
Plumierius [...] detexit, eruitque,
atque in insulis Antillis ipse depinxit.
Has primum in lucem edidit, concinnis
descriptionibus & observationibus,
aeneisque tabulis illustravit J.
Burmannus
(Amsterdam 1755-1760).
]. The printing has been delayed due to the very cold weather and a lot of snow that fell yesterday.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, II, 460-461). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 151   p.151.