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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 20 January 1765 n.s.
Dated 1765 d. 20 Januarii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Banska-stiavnica (Slovenia). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus has just seen a copy of Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin’sJacquin, 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.
30 new plates of rare plants (Linnaeus presumably refers to Observationum botanicorum [...] pars I-IV et ultima(Jacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Observationum botanicarum
iconibus ab auctore delineatis
illustratarum pars I-IV et ultima

(Vienna 1764-1771).
). He could not study it, however, but he will order a copy from Holland next spring.

Linnaeus has just published a dissertation on Opobalsamum verum (Linnaeus refers to Opobalsamum declaratum in dissertatione medicaLinnaeus, Carl Opobalsamum
declaratum in dissertatione medica

diss., resp. W. Le Moine (Uppsala
[1764]). Soulsby no. 2277.
, based on material from Pehr ForsskålForsskål, Peter
(1732-1763). Swedish. Naturalist and
explorer. Linnaeus’s student, professor
in Denmark in 1759. Joined a Danish
expedition to Egypt and Arabia in 1761.
Died at Jerîm, Arabia.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. He had also heard from Forsskål a year ago that Egyptians used Aristolochia to bewitch their snakes.

Linnaeus has just received a herbarium containing 700 Japanese and Javanese plants, and 150 more from the Cape of Good Hope. He comments on some of them, but rather briefly. More attention is given to Mahernia, Passerina, Corolla and Calophyllum Inophyllum.



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


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 81-83   p.81  p.82  p.83.