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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 23 April 1762 n.s.
Dated 23 Aprilis 1762. Sent from Wien (Austria) to (). Written in Latin.


A few seeds are sent with the hope that they will grow well.

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.
had intended to send Linnaeus advance copies of the woodcut illustrations prepared for his work on American plants (Jacquin refers to Selectarum stirpium Americanarum historiaJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Selectarum stirpium Americanarum
historia, in qua ad Linnaeanum systema
determinatae descriptaeque sistuntur
plantae illae, quas in insulis
Martinica, Jamaica, Domingo, alliisque,
et in vicinae continentis parte,
observavit rariores; adjectis iconibus
in solo natali delineatis
), so that Linnaeus could use them for Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
(Stockholm 1762-1763).
Soulsby no. 500.
). However, the work of correcting them had been longer than planned, so Jacquin is not sure of the schedules. No definite copies have been made so far. On the other hand, the printing of the text will start within a month; it will be a folio volume, 70 sheets.

To the box received from Giovanni Antonio ScopoliScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and meant for Linnaeus, Jacquin adds many specimens of rare Austrian and Spanish plants, identified by numbers (in 3 April 1762Letter L3062); a list will follow. – Scopoli’s specimens have text labels on them for identification.

The letter concludes with the final part of the list of plates that was begun in the previous letter.



a. (LS, VII, 205-206). [1] [2] [3]