Monadres, Nicolas 1493-1588
Monardes was a very noted physician in Seville, Spain, who although he had never visited America, wrote two volumes on its natural products. The first was published in 1569 and the second in 1571. He was very enthusiastic about plant importations from the New World but his writings were lacking in facts. He based a considerable part of his text upon hearsay.
An English translation was entitled Joyfull Newcs out of the Newe Found Worlde, written in Spanish by Nicolas Monardes, physician of Seville and Englished by John Frampton, Merchant, Anno 1577.