Domenico Vandelli to Carl Linnaeus,
2 September 1767 n.s.
L5345. Domenico VandelliDomenico Vandelli (1735-1816). Italian.
Domenico VandelliVandelli, Domenico (1735-1816).
Vandelli can not arrange for the engravings to be done because of the high cost in Italy. However, competent craftsmen for the job can be found in Italy.
Vandelli comments on Linnaeusís observations of the fungi and wants to receive the dissertation [Vandelli refers to the Dissertatio academica mundum invisibilem breviter delineaturaLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
Vandelli thanks Linnaeus for including his small observations into the new edition of Systema naturae [Vandelli refers to the Systema naturae , 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
The flora makes progress [Vandelli refers to his work with the Florae lusitanicae et brasiliensis specimenVandelli, Domenico Florae
Vandelli wishes that he could visit Brazil and send Linnaeus plants from there.
Vandelli has a question about Dracaena Vandellii and promises to send Linnaeus seeds of Sibthorpia and a new specimen of Erythrina, but that will only be in the following year.
Vandelli gives two descriptions of reptiles found near Lisbon.
Vandelli reports that the study of natural history is increasing in Portugal. The inventory will eventually appear. In between, it has been decided that a botanical greenhouse shall be established, and Vandelli asks Linnaeus to send contributions to the holdings of that establishment. Especially, Vandelli asks for copies of Linnaeusís printed works, publications by Linnaeusís pupils and samples of Swedish minerals to be used there, and Vandelli is eager to manage the payment in a safe and easy way.