"To prolong life's glory by great deeds is virtue's power"

Linné, Carl von, Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist (1707-1778). Autograph quotation signed.

Uppsala, 25 Aug. 1772.

Oblong 8vo. ¾ p.


A quotation from Virgil: "Famam extendere factis | hoc virtutis opus" (Aeneid X, 467).

Somewhat wrinkled and browned; some tears to edges; reverse shows traces of former mounting. Includes an engraving.

Provenance: Skottorp Castle.