Author:Francisco Hernández de Toledo

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Francisco Hernández

A naturalist and court physician to the King of Spain.

Francisco Hernández


  • Natural History of New Spain (originally in Latin, unpublished, destroyed in a fire 1671)
  • Plantas y Animales de la Nueva Espana, y sus virtudes por Francisco Hernandez, y de Latin en Romance por Fr. Francisco Ximenez (Mexico, 1615)
  • Cuatro libros de la naturaleza y virtudes de las plantas y animales que están recibidos en uso de medicina en la Nueva España, published by Francisco Jiménez.
  • Rerum medicarum Novae Hispaniae thesaurus (Rome, 1628), edited by Federico Cesi
  • Nova plantarum, animalium et mineralium mexicanorum historia a Francisco Hernández in indis primum compilata, de inde a Nardo Antonio Reccho in volumen digesta (Rome: Vital Mascardi, 1648), edited by Johannes Schreck and Fabio Colonna
  • Francisci Hernandi, medici atque historici Philippi II, hispan et indiar. Regis, et totius novi orbis archiatri. Opera, cum edita, tum medita, ad autobiographi fidem et jusu regio (1790), edited by Casimiro Gómez Ortega

Works about Hernández[edit]

"Hernandez, Francisco," in Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography, New York: D. Appleton and Co. (1891)

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1928, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.