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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5436 • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, January 1771 n.s.
Dated . Sent from ? () to ? (). Written in Latin.

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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 letter of 14 December 1770Letter L4450. Jacquin is anxious not to publish species as new ones when they have already been published by Linnaeus, so he wants names from Linnaeus or information that Linnaeus has not published them.

The answers from Linnaeus give cause for more comments, especially on Salvia and Crataegus where he is not yet sure of the attribution. Linnaeusís answer has not settled the issues. Jacquin specifies the differences.

Jacquin has a question on Seseli selinoides. In addition, he sends six more plates, among them a Phaseolus and an Erysimum.

Jacquin wants Linnaeus to postpone his answer until he has received also another set of plates, which he will send within a week. He also wonders if he has already sent a plate of a Sempervivum which he is not sure of. If not, he will send the plate once more.

Jacquin adds that he has begun to sell the first fascicle of Hortus botanicus VindobonensisJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Hortus botanicus Vindobonensis :
seu plantarum rariorum quae in horto
botanico Vindobonensi coluntur icones
coloratae et succinctae
descriptiones
, I-III (Vienna
1770-1776).
with 30 coloured plates. It costs 3 Chemnitzian gold ducats or the corresponding sum in florins. In the future, each set of ten plates will be sold for one gold ducat. Twelve de luxe copies have been made for court libraries, and they will be sold for the same price.

[2004-07-11]

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a. (LS, VII, 317). [1] [2]