Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800

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Abortifacients, indigenous American: Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo on, 134–35; Bartolomé de las Casas on, 135
Abreu, José Rodrigues, 4, 178–97 passim; Brazilian mining and, 178–80; portrait of, 179; biography of, 182–83. Works: Relação das minas brasílicas, 178, 182, 191; Historiologia médica, 182, 185
Abriz, José, 267
Academia de Guardias Marinas, Cadiz, 17
Academia San Carlos, Mexico City, 307
Academy of Mathematics, Madrid, 12–13, 237
Acosta, José de, 105, 106, 109
Afonso, Ignácio Caetano, 257–58; Discripçoens e virtudes das raizes medicinaes, 258; report on Indian medicines, 267–68
Ajuda Palace Museum, 46
Albernaz I, João Teixeira, map of South America and, 194
Albuquerque, Antonio de, 179, 181, 182
Albuquerque, Matias de, 252
Alchemy, 186–87
Aldrovandini, Ulisse, 277
Alexander VI, 60–61
Álvarez Peláez, Raquel, 13
Alzate y Ramírez, José Antonio de, 27, 147–77 passim; Republic of Letters and, 148–50; portrait of, 149; dissemination of ideas through literary journals and, 150; cartography and, 205. Works: Gazeta de Literatura de México, 155; Observaciones sobre la Física, Historia Natural y Artes Útiles, 155–57
Amat y Borbón, Antonio, 205
Amazon: Portuguese scientific expeditions to, 47; Minas Gerais and, 195
Apian, Peter, Cosmographia, 63
Archivo Histórico Nacional, Bogotá, 20
Arias de Loyola, Juan Luis, 241; Juan López de Velasco and, 242
Aristotle, 1; understanding of nature, 58; hierarchical view of nature and, 67; Juan Eusebio Nieremberg and, 99, 101; Jesuit science and, 103
Astronomical instruments, 12
Astronomical School of Higher Studies, Cadiz, 202
Augustine (of Hippo), saint, 274
Australia, 5
Ávila, Francisco de, 25
Bacon, Francis, 78; opinion on the importance of navigation and, 79; ignorance of Portuguese navigational science, 80; Pedro Fernández de Quirós and, 245; opinions influenced by Spanish sources, 276. Works: Novum Organum, 78–79; New Atlantis, 245
Bacon, Roger, 80
Badiano, Juan, 28
Banks, Joseph, 244; collections of, 275

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