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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 23 September 1764 n.s.
Dated 23 Septembris 1764. Sent from Banska-stiavnica (Slovenia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


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.
has received Linnaeusís letter of 20 August 1764Letter L3434 but no other letter, and he refers to his own letter of 10 September 1764Letter L4261 where he asked for the causes of Linnaeusís silence.

Most of the letters is answers and comments on Linnaeusís list of names in the previous letter. Jacquin comments in greater detail on Erysimum hieracifolium, which Jacquin thinks should be called Erysimum cheiranthoides, on Leontodon and on Ajuga pyramidalis.

Giovanni Antonio ScopoliísScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
work on insects (Jacquin refers to Entomologia CarniolicaScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Entomologia Carniolica, exhibens
insecta Carniolae [... ] distributa
[...] methodo Linnaeana
) was published the year before and has for a long time been available from booksellers in Leiden. The plates are ready to be cut, but only a fourth of them have been printed. Jacquin promises to send Linneaus details on the subscription available and gives Johann Thomas von TrattnerTrattner, Johann Thomas von
(1717-1798). Austrian. Printer,
publisher in Vienna.
as the name of the publisher.

The same Trattner has also published in Vienna an edition of Species plantarum, 3rd editionLinnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum [...] editio tertia
, I-II
(Vienna 1764). Soulsby no. 510.
free from most typographical errors (Trattner published a reprint of the second edition, with the omission of the ďErrataĒ, now corrected in the text). Jacquin had ordered the mistake on Bontia to be corrected. However, the whole edition has been sold outside Austria before finished, so it is not available in Vienna for customers. The same man also wanted to make a similiar edition of Systema naturae (Trattner published a reprint of the 12th edition in 1767, Systema naturae, 13th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 13th edition (Vienna 1767).
Soulsby no. 116.
) and Jacquin regrets he could not be here to look after corrections etc.

Jacquin has collected many insects, especially butterflies, around Chemnitz.

Jacquin wants advice from Linnaeus on what plants he should include in his Observationes botanicae (Jacquin refers to Observationum botanicorum [...] pars I-IV et ultimaJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Observationum botanicarum
iconibus ab auctore delineatis
illustratarum pars I-IV et ultima

(Vienna 1764-1771).

In three months, Jacquin will send Laurens Theodor GronoviusGronovius, Laurens Theodor
(1730-1777). Dutch. Naturalist. Senator
of Leiden. Son of Johan Frederik
Gronovius. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
a box containing, among other things, a container for Linnaeus with American plants kept in alcohol. Linnaeus should tell him if there is somebody in Holland to whom Gronovius could leave that container on Linnaeusís behalf.



a. (LS, VII, 231-232). [1] [2] [3]