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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 21 February 1776 n.s.
Dated 21 Februarii 1776. 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.
thanks Linnaeus for the latest letter (20 January 1776Letter L5180) and admits that he has not written for a long time, since he has had nothing to write about. Adolf MurrayMurray, Adolph (1751-1803).
Swedish. Professor of anatomy and
surgery, Uppsala. Son of Andreas Murray
and brother of Johan Andreas Murray and
Gustaf Murray. Half-brother of Johann
Philipp Murray. Correspondent of
might now be in Saxony or in Berlin and should return to Sweden in May, with the books and dried specimens meant for Linnaeus. The complete volume 3 of Florae Austriacae, sive plantarum selectarumJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Florae Austriacae, sive
plantarum selectarum in Austriae A.
chiducatu sponte crescentium icones,
(Vienna 1773-1778).
is in that material, and Jacquin is busy with the final fourth part. That will be sent when it is ready. Jacquin expects to receive twenty gold ducats for those books from the Academy library.

Jacquin sends a plate from Florae Austriacae of an Orchis that should be a separate species and not a variant. – He regrets that he can not see Fungus hydnora, but Murray might be able to bring him a specimen when he returns to Austria. Jacquin had also asked Murray to get some literature for him in Sweden.

Jacquin is pleased with Linnaeus’s decision on Theobroma augusta, i.e. to make it a new genus. It is a nice little tree that now begins to have new leaves. He encloses a picture of it, already produced for the third and last part of Hortus botanicus VindobonensisJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Hortus botanicus Vindobonensis :
seu plantarum rariorum quae in horto
botanico Vindobonensi coluntur icones
coloratae et succinctae
, I-III (Vienna

Jacquin is satisfied with the name Panobroma but leaves the decision to Linnaeus. However, the matter is urgent, since Jacquin wants to have it in a work that is soon to be printed.

More plates will follow. The letter is concluded with a list of the dried specimens of Austrian plants, which Murray is bringing to Linnaeus.



a. (LS, VII, 303). [1] [2]