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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 13 April 1763 n.s.
Dated 1763 d. 13 Aprilis. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus expresses thanks to 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.
for the letter of 13 March 1763Letter L3380 and for the material promised. He will in turn remind Christian Friis RottböllRottböll, Christian Friis
(1727-1797). Danish. Botanist and
physician. Professor of medicine at
Copenhagen. Linnaeus’s student.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
about the forwarding.

Linnaeus has some very critical comments on a work by Georg Christian von OederOeder, Georg Christian von
(1728-1791). German/Danish. Botanist
and economist. Studied under Albrecht
von Haller in Göttingen and became
professor of botany at Copenhagen.
Minister of finance for Norway. Started
the publishing of Flora Danica.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
[Linnaeus refers to [Flora Danica]. Icones plantarum sponte nascentium in regnis Daniae et NorvegiaeOeder, Georg Christian von
[Flora danica.] [Flora danica].
Icones plantarum sponte nascentium in
regnis Daniae et Norvegiae, in ducatibus
Slesvici et Holsatiae, et in comitatibus
Oldenburgi et Delmenhorstiae: ad
illustrandum opus de iisdem plantis,
regio jussu exarandum, Florae danicae
nomine inscriptum
, 17 vol., Suppl.
(1 v.) (Copenhagen 1766 [i.e.

Linnaeus reports that Oeder had been irritated at Linnaeus because Linnaeus had named him as the originator of a number of names of species. Linnaeus wonders how he could have acted in any other way on the information at hand.

Linnaeus asks how old the “Dioscorides manuscript” can be and in what Greek characters it is written [Linnaeus refers to the “Dioscorides Vindobonensis”Dioscorides, Pedanius “Codex
Vindobonensis” (manuscript,
Nationalbibliothek, Vienna).
]. He wants to see the figures.

Among other details, Linnaeus advises Jacquin to regard Bonarota as a separate genus, as Giovanni Antonio ScopoliScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.

Linnaeus promises to send Jacquin both volumes of Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
(Stockholm 1762-1763).
Soulsby no. 500.
within a fortnight. It was impossible to prolong the process of printing as Jacquin had suggested.



a. original holograph (UUB, G152g). [1] [2] [3]


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 65-66   p.65  p.66.