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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, December 1761 n.s.
Dated . Sent from ? () to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus received a letter (18 October 1761)Letter L2978 on the previous day, which he answers. The prints of engravings please Linnaeus very much.

Linnaeus asks for details on Buttneria, where he finds differences between the information provided by Pehr LöflingLöfling, Pehr (1729-1756).
Swedish. Botanist and explorer. Studied
under Linnaeus. Went to Spain in 1751
and took part in the Spanish expedition
to Venezuela in 1754, where he died.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and Nicolaus Joseph von JacquinJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
(1727-1817). Dutch. Botanist. In
1755 at the order of emperor Franz I of
Austria he went to the Antilles and
South America. In 1763 he became
professor of mineralogy and chemistry at
Chemnitz, later professor of botany at
Vienna and director of the botanical
garden at Schönbrunn. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
[Linnaeus refers to Iter Hispanicum, eller resa til spanska länderna uti Europa och AmericaLöfling, Pehr Iter
Hispanicum, eller resa til spanska
länderna uti Europa och America

(Stockholm 1758).
and Enumeratio systematica plantarumJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Enumeratio systematica
plantarum, quas in insulis Caribaeis
vicinaque Americes continente detexit
novas, aut jam cognitas emendavit

(Leiden 1760).
]. Löfling is normally reliable, and Linnaeus does not like to accept a description if he has been unable to check it himself against a living specimen. Ė Some additional synonyms between Löfling and Jacquin are indicated.

Linnaeus refers back to earlier letters and again answers a couple of questions on Saxifraga tridactylites, Rhamnus polygamus, Burseria, Justicia and others.

Linnaeus has, at last, received Giovanni Antonio ScopoliísScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
Flora [Linnaeus refers to Flora CarniolicaScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Flora Carniolica exhibens plantas
Carniolae indigenas et distributas in
classes naturales. Cum differentiis
specificis, synonymis recentiorum, locis
natalibus, nominibus incolarum,
observationibus selectis, viribus
(Vienna 1760).
] and makes some very critical comments. He has also received David de Gorterís Flora IngricaGorter, David de Flora
Ingrica ex schedis S. Krascheninnikow
confecta et propriis observationibus
(St. Petersburg 1761[-1764]).
, which reports on plants growing around St Petersburg.

Linnaeus asks Jacquin to be careful and not go to the Alps so much; he could get ill and die before he had published his results from the journey to the West Indies.



1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 47-49   p.47  p.48  p.49.