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  • Complete Anatomy of Man, by Martín Martínez (1728) ()

    Martin Martinez was a pioneer of modern science in Spain who lived in the seventeenth century. Doctor and philosopher, he served at the General Hospital of Madrid and directly to the monarch Felipe V. During his life he wrote various scientific and philosophical volumes, especially related to the human anatomy...

  • Anatomy, by Juan Bautista Juanini (1689) ()

    Juan Bautista Juanini was a Spanish doctor of the seventeenth century who dedicated himself to the investigation of scientific subjects related to anatomy, medicine and physical sciences. This first work that Cárdenas quotes, although it is an epistle, is around one hundred pages and is built up with the argument...

  • Physics,by Juan Bautista Juanini (1689) ()

    Juan Bautista Juanini wrote this volume, much more extensive with the format of a scientific treatise. Here he describes the physical understanding of different natural, earth and meteorological phenomena. This document is much more large and formal: it is a more complete reference to draw a deep understanding of the...

  • Mathematical Compendium, by Tomás Vicente Tosca (1707-1715) ()

    Tomás Vicente Tosca is perhaps the summit reference of Santiago de Cárdenas, because he was one of the most important Spanish intellectuals of the time. This mathematician and philosopher lived between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, developing two important works, mathematics and philosophy, which became a fundamental part of the...

  • Skeptical Philosophy, Martín Martínez (1730) ()

    This treaty of Martinez constitutes a valuable source of information of the philosophical debate of the eighteenth century in Spain. The author elaborates this dissertation in a dialogue style, also used by Cardenas (maybe this was an inspiring source for Cárdenas).  Nevertheless in the case of Martinez, there are four...

  • The entity elucidated, by Antonio de Fuente la Peña (1676) ()

    Antonio de Fuentelapeña was a Capuchin friar of the seventeenth century, author of three particular writings in which he emphasizes the treatise on the existence of fantastic creatures, El ente dilucidado (The entity elucidated). This peculiar book deals with the existence of goblins and gnomes, among other imaginary creatures, discussing...

  • Holiday in the morning, by Juan de Zabaleta (1654)

    Juan de Zabaleta was a Spanish chronicler and writer of the seventeenth century, who belonged to the court of King Felipe IV and wrote, among many other works, a treatise of customs where he described the vices and frequent characters in Madrid life and in the royal court. In this...

  • Conversations about the plurality of worlds, de Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1686)

    Fontenelle was a French philosopher of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a lawyer by profession and especially known among the European illustrated circle for his book Conversaciones acerca de la pluralidad de los mundos  (Conversations about the plurality of worlds). This is a pioneering text among books of scientific dissemination,...

  • Art to make hats, by Jean Antoine Abbot of Nollet (1765) ()

    Jean Antoine Nollet was an eighteenth-century French physicist, ecclesiastic and illustrious member of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Paris. The book in question - referred to by Cárdenas - is a practical manual prepared by the Abbot, commissioned by the Academy, that describes in detail the way in which...

  • Mesoamerican Manuscripts (Princeton University Collection)

    Princeton University has a large digital library made of excellent collections. Among these are the miscellany of Mesoamerican manuscripts coming from other collections: Garrett-Gates Mesoamerican Manuscripts Collection (C0744), Garrett Collection of Mesoamerican Manuscripts (C0744), and Princeton Collection of Mesoamerican Manuscripts (C0940). Among the manuscripts in custody are:  el Chilam Balam de...

  • Emblemas morales, by Juan de Horozco and Covarrubias ()

    The book written by Juan de Horozco and Covarrubias, Emblemas morales, (Moral emblem) is the first emblematic book printed in Spain. Horozco belongs to a distinguished family of humanists and clerics who held important positions of power in the Spanish main courts. After the editio princeps, his book of emblems...

  • De honesta voluptate et valetudine, by Platina , (,)

      The Italian humanist Bartolomeo Sacchi is remembered and known more as Bartolomeo Platina (il Platina). He was a notable man in his time: preceptor of the Medicis, of the son of King Luis III Gonzaga, secretary of the popes Pius II and Paul II, and, finally, director of the...