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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 20 July 1763 n.s.
Dated 1763 d. 20 Julii. Sent from Hammarby (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus thanks 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 work on American plants [Linnaeus 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
] from which he has learnt much. He waits for the pictures, so that he will be able to have it bound in an elegant binding.

Linnaeus gives Jacquin the names of a large number of plants that had reached him from Copenhagen. Some of them are postponed until a later letter [September 1763Letter L3299].

Linnaeus is busy with his rural garden [at Hammarby] but tells Jacquin that he is pleased with the pictures from the “Dioscorides manuscript”[Linnaeus refers to the “Codex Vindobonensis“Dioscorides, Pedanius “Codex
Vindobonensis” (manuscript,
Nationalbibliothek, Vienna).
]. However, he has some corrections concerning the names of the plants.

Lars SalviusSalvius, Lars (1706-1773).
Swedish. Printer, bookseller, publisher.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
charges seven Swedish dalers, i.e. 1/6 gold ducat, for a copy of Carl Linnaeus the Younger’sLinnaeus the Younger, Carl
(1741-1783). Swedish. Botanist. Son of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Brother of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa,
Sara Christina and Sophia Linnaea.
Attended his father’s lectures, had
private tutors (Löfling, Rolander,
Solander and Falk, all Linnaeus’s
students). Demonstrator of botany at
Uppsala. Succeeded his
set of plates [Linnaeus refers to Decas prima [et secunda] plantarum rariorum horti UpsaliensisLinnaeus the Younger, Carl
Decas prima [et secunda] plantarum
rariorum horti Upsaliensis sistens
descriptiones & figuras plantarum
minus cognitarum
], so it should not be as expensive as Jacquin had said.

After two closing comments, on Bonarota and on Androsace Linnaeus concludes by asking Jacquin to send him in the next letter also some small specimens of American plants which Jacquin had managed to make grow in Vienna.



a. original holograph (UUB, G152g). [1] [2] [3] [4]


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 67-69   p.67  p.68  p.69.