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 December 1769Letter L4304 and postponed his answer until he could enclose some seeds from the last Loasaplant he had available. He has also received a Dionaea from England.
Cycas flowers every year, but the stupid Aadrian StekhovenStekhoven, Aadrian Dutch.
Gardener, from 1753 in the service of
the Imperial estate, Vienna. does not permit Jacquin to examine it, so Jacquin does not know very much about it. In spring, when it flowers, Jacquin will ask the Emperor, Josef IIJosef II, Emperor of Austria
(1741-1790). Austrian. Reigned from
1765-1790. to force Stekhoven to give his permission.
Jacquin supposes that Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. has received the box of minerals, since it was in Hamburg already on December 22. However, the correspondents in Hamburg did not know anything about a box to be sent to Jacquin, which surprises him.
Jacquin has no contact with Ferdinando BassiBassi, Ferdinando
(c.1710-1774). Italian. Director of the
botanical garden of Bologna.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. , so that way to get a Dalechampia will not work.
Jacquin sends a specimen of the plates in his new work, Icones plantarum rariorum Horti botanici Viennensis (Hortus botanicus VindobonensisJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Hortus botanicus Vindobonensis :
seu plantarum rariorum quae in horto
botanico Vindobonensi coluntur icones
coloratae et succinctae
descriptiones, I-III (Vienna
1770-1776). ). He gives some details on the process: 162 copies will be made; the copper plates will be reused, so there can be no additional printing afterwards. He has already about 100 species, but only 20 or 30 will be published each time to spread the expense.
Jacquin asks some questions about species that he can not define satisfactorily.