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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 28 August 1771 n.s.
Dated 28 Augusti 1771. 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.
expresses thanks for the latest letter (2 July 1771Letter L4528) with Linnaeusís opinion on the plates sent. Jacquin continues the discussion on several of them, where he is not satisfied with how matters stand. Thus, Jacquin discusses, among others, Sempervivum hirtum, Phaseolus inamoenus, the mushroom and Muria chrysolampis, of which Jacquin possesses several species.

A number of new plates are sent, with definite questions on Linnaeusís opinion. Among those treated, more details are given on Tragopogon, Sempervivum, Ligustrum and Cnicus.

Jacquin asks for suggestions on new plants worthy of being included in his work. Especially, seeds of varieties of Sinapis are welcome.



a. (LS, VII, 268). [1] [2]