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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 24 November 1770 n.s.
Dated 24 Novembris 1770. Sent from Wien (Austria) to ? (). 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 18 October 1770Letter L4417 which was very welcome.

With this letter, Jacquin sends specimens of a Salvia, an Iris and a Sempervivum with which he is not satisfied, but he can not do more by himself and needs help.

A long and detailed description is given of a variety of Trifolium and on Allium Pannonicum.

Jacquin thanks Linnaeus for seeds of Browallia. He will return to the matter of Philip MillerísMiller, Philip (1691-1771).
British. Gardener of the Chelsea Physic
Garden. Corresponded with many
botanists. His rich herbarium was sold
to Joseph Banks. Correspondent of
and Charles PlumierísPlumier, Charles (1646-1704).
French. Botanist, travelled in Central
America and the Carribean. Linnaeus
generally approved of the descriptions
in his richly illustrated botanical
treatment of Tillandsiaand Karatas in a later letter, since he has to look for the cited work (Jacquin refers to The Gardeners dictionary, 8th editionMiller, Philip The Gardeners
dictionary; containing the methods of
cultivating and improving the kitchen,
fruit and flower garden, etc.
, 8th
edition (London 1768).
) in the Imperial library.

Jacquin will start to publish the Flora Austriaca with 25 plates. All will be coloured, and the plates will have Linnaeusís trivial names as the first synonym. Ė The first fascicle is not likely to appear until next fall, since the colouring takes so much time (Jacquin refers to Florae Austriacae, sive plantarum selectarumJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Florae Austriacae, sive
plantarum selectarum in Austriae A.
chiducatu sponte crescentium icones,
(Vienna 1773-1778).

Next week, the first fascicle of his presentation of the rare plants in the Vienna garden will appear (Jacquin refers to Hortus botanicus VindobonensisJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Hortus botanicus Vindobonensis :
seu plantarum rariorum quae in horto
botanico Vindobonensi coluntur icones
coloratae et succinctae
, I-III (Vienna
). Jacquin repeats some basic facts: 162 copies produced; the copper plates have been recycled. It will cost three gold ducats. There is a de luxe edition of 12 copies meant for royal libraries, so if the Swedish king, Adolf FredrikAdolf Fredrik, (1710-1771).
Swedish. King of Sweden. Reigned
1751-1771. Married to Lovisa Ulrika.
Father of Gustav III. Chancellor of
Uppsala university 1747-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
wants one of those it should be ordered at once.

Jacquin is sorry that Linnaeus is in poor health. He hopes Linnaeus will live on for many years more, which would make Jacquin happy and favour botany immensely.



a. (LS, VII, 267). [1] [2]