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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 12 June 1773 n.s.
Dated 12 junii 1773. 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 answers (20 April 1773Letter L4826) on Scandix infesta and Orobus pannonicus. The volume of Acta Petropolitana (Jacquin refers to Novi commentarii academiae scientiarum imperialis Petropolitanae ) which Linnaeus had referred to is not yet available to Jacquin.

Jacquin does not take payment for books sold until they had been delivered. However, he does not send books anywhere without an order, except for Laurens Theodor GronoviusGronovius, Laurens Theodor
(1730-1777). Dutch. Naturalist. Senator
of Leiden. Son of Johan Frederik
Gronovius. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
in Holland, who has a small stock for the English and Flemish market. He wonders if Sweden could receive its copies from there, but he does not really think so.

Jacquin tries to answer Linnaeusís question on Arnica Doronicum and agrees with him.

Jacquin sends a plate of a Hyacinthus from South Africa, which he cannot find that Linnaeus has published.

On Solidago alpina, Jacquin has changed his mind and sees the three variants as different species, but they are quite the same as to the flowers. Only the leaves and stems define the species.

Jacquin comments on a few other plates and on new species to be depicted in future plates.



a. (LS, VII, 277). [1] [2]