Antonio CapdevilaCapdevila, Antonio (1722-1777).
Spanish. Botanist, physician,
mathematician and professor at the
Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. believes Linnaeus to have received the plant, seeds and description that he sent on 16 February [this letter has not come down to us]. Capdevila has inscribed his Spanish translation of Linnaeus’s Philosophia botanicaLinnaeus, Carl Philosophia
botanica, in qua explicantur fundamenta
botanica cum definitionibus partium,
etc. (Stockholm 1751). Soulsby no.
437. to Pedro Pablo Abarca de Bolea, Count of ArandaAbarca de Bolea, Count of Aranda,
Pedro Pablo (1718-1798).
Spanish. Statesman and diplomat. in case the latter would like to pay the costs of the publication [Capdevila’s translation was never published]. Capdevila sends the inscription and the proem to Linnaeus.
P.S. Linnaeus should send his letter to Chinchilla via Madrid.