Galleons and Sunken Treasure

Bonifacio, Claudio

ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-4507-2476-0
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Capitana, Rosario, Remedios, Juncal, Mercedes, Concepcion, Maravillas, San Jose, Genovesa, Luz
Comments: Includes a glossary; illustrated
Size: 6” x 9”
Pages: 378
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was entitled, “Galeones Con Tesoros”, and published in Spanish by Munoz Moya Editores Extremenos, Spain (2007), in paperback. The first English language edition (not stated) was published by Signum Ops, Merritt Island, Florida (2010), in paperback.  A revised and expanded English language version was published in 2014.
Description: This momumental work by a noted Spanish shipwreck scholar includes research on the following wrecks: nao “Nicolas Castellon” (Utila Island, 1545); the “San Salvador” naos on the beaches of Buarcos and Carrapateira, Portugal (1555); “Capitana” (Bahamas, 1563); “Nuestra Senora Del Rosario” (Troia Beach, Portugal, 1589); “San Roque” (1605); “Santo Domingo” (1605); “San Ambrosio y Nuestra Senora de Begona” (1605); “Nuestra Senora los Remedios” (Mexico, 1610); “Capitana Santa Teresa” (Gulf of Campeche, 1631); almiranta “Nuestra Senora del Juncal” (Gulf of Campeche, 1631); nao “San Antonio” (Tabasco, 1631); “Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes” (Faro Beach, 1636); “Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion” (Dominican Republic, 1641); “Nuestra Senora de las Maravillas” (Bahamas, 1656); Urca “San Francisco Javier” (Cadiz, 1656); Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes” (Sibarimar Beach, 1698); “Capitana San Jose” (Columbia, 1708); “Nuestra Senora del Carmen” (aka “Genovesa”, Jamaica, 1730); “Nuestra Senora de la Luz” (Uruguay, 1752); navio “San Francisco” (aka “Suberbio”, Spain, 1752); navio “San Andres” (Philippines, 1798); and “Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes” (Portugal, 1804).  The author relates survivor accounts, location information, and treasure manifests from the archives in Seville, Spain.  The book also has an appendix that includes lists of shipwrecks in Cuba, the Philippines and Pacific, Spain (1496-1822), Portugal (1520-1804), Mexico (1519-1819); and the open waters of the Atlantic and Pacific (1522-1804).  The source material for each wreck is noted (folio number in the Spanish archives).