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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Domenico Vandelli, 12 February 1763 n.s.
Dated 1763. d. 12 Febr.. Sent from Stockholm (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus is pleased to have received Domenico Vandelli’sVandelli, Domenico (1735-1816).
Italian. Physician and botanist. Left
for Portugal in 1764, where he was a
professor at the university of Coimbra.
He was the founder of Ajuda botanical
garden in Lisboa and of the Coimbra
botanical garden, where he was also the
first director (1773-1791).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
letter of 13 December 1762Letter L3171, since he was afraid that Vandelli had met with something unfortunate during his journey in the Alps.

Linnaeus comments briefly on the medical parts of Vandelli’s letter and tells of a test and treatment of constipation which he had practised himself.

Linnaeus has heard of the unique old volume by Dioscorides with illustrations and says that he would like to see it [Linnaeus refers to the attempt to publish the “Codex Vindbonensis”Dioscorides, Pedanius “Codex
Vindobonensis” (manuscript,
Nationalbibliothek, Vienna).
in Vienna].

Linnaeus had heard that Giovanni Antonio ScopoliScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had planned a Fauna Carniolica but he does not think that it will be realized as it is not possible to present 300 new species of insects from Europe. [Scopoli published his Entomologia CarniolicaScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Entomologia Carniolica, exhibens
insecta Carniolae [... ] distributa
[...] methodo Linnaeana
in 1763].

Linnaeus has collected 200 new from Europe and 100 exotic ones after the publication of the tenth edition of Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 10th edition (Stockholm
1758-1759). Soulsby no. 58.
, so if there is not a very large number of new species in Eastern Europe, Scopoli will never get 300 more. Antoine GouanGouan, Antoine (1733-1821).
French. Botanist, Montpellier. Student
under Sauvages. Director of the
botanical garden in 1767, later
professor of botany and medicine.
Although an admirer of Linnaeus he tried
to develop a hybrid of his system of
classification. Correspondent of
is publishing work on insects in Montpellier [Gouan’s intended work was never published].


1. Florae lusitanicae et brasiliensis specimen (1788), p. 79-80 .