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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 16 July 1775 n.s.
Dated 1775 jul. 16. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus comments briefly on Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin’sJacquin, 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.
letter of 19 June 1775Letter L5110. Mostly, only the name is given with the number of the plate received.

For Evonymus, Linnaeus reports that he already has both variants in his garden and that Jacquin should specify some more differences than just the size of the plant.

For Brassica campestris, Linnaeus makes it clear that this species is very common in his native province of Sweden and that it is quite like that existing in Denmark. The leaves are just like the ones in [Flora Danica]. Icones plantarum sponte nascentium in regnis Daniae et NorvegiaeOeder, Georg Christian von
[Flora danica.] [Flora danica].
Icones plantarum sponte nascentium in
regnis Daniae et Norvegiae, in ducatibus
Slesvici et Holsatiae, et in comitatibus
Oldenburgi et Delmenhorstiae: ad
illustrandum opus de iisdem plantis,
regio jussu exarandum, Florae danicae
nomine inscriptum
, 17 vol., Suppl.
(1 v.) (Copenhagen 1766 [i.e.

Galium austriacum seems to be identical with Galium hierosolymitanum.



a. original holograph (UUB, G152g). [1] [2]


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 147-148   p.147  p.148.