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Link: • Antonio Capdevila to Carl Linnaeus, 20 May 1771 n.s.
Dated XIIII. Calend. Junias ↃIↃIↃCCLXXI. Sent from Bonillo (Spain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


On 16 February [1771] Antonio CapdevilaCapdevila, Antonio (1722-1777).
Spanish. Botanist, physician,
mathematician and professor at the
Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had sent Linnaeus a letter [this letter has not come down to us] from New Carthago in the province of Tobarra in which he had enclosed an American plant and also seeds and a description. Therefore, he eagerly awaits Linnaeus’s opinion. Capdevila mentions a yearly production of 5, 000 pounds of Galca. Capdevila has made a Spanish translation of Linnaeus’s Philosophia botanicaLinnaeus, Carl Philosophia
botanica, in qua explicantur fundamenta
botanica cum definitionibus partium,
(Stockholm 1751). Soulsby no.
[Capdevila’s translation was never published]. He now plans a Spanish translation of the 1754 edition of Genera plantarum [Capdevila means Genera plantarum [...] editio quintaLinnaeus, Carl Genera
plantarum [...] editio quinta ab auctore
reformata et aucta
(Stockholm 1754).
Soulsby no. 301.
]. Therefore, he eagerly awaits the new edition of this work [a sixth edition was published in 1764, Genera plantarum [...] editio sextaLinnaeus, Carl Genera
plantarum [...] editio sexta ab auctore
reformata et aucta
(Stockholm 1764).
Soulsby no. 305.
, but Capdevila’s translation, Generos de las Plantas de LinneoLinnaeus, Carl & Antonio
[Generos de las
Plantas de Linneo. Tradujo al castellano
por D. Antonio Capdevila
], MS
[1774]. Soulsby no. 318.
was never published]. He will then deal with the Vienna edition from 1764 of Species plantarum [Species plantarum [...] editio tertiaLinnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum [...] editio tertia
, I-II
(Vienna 1764). Soulsby no. 510.

P.S. Linnaeus should write to Bonillo via Madrid.


a. original holograph (LS, III, 6). [1] [2]