Texas Treasure Coast

#C-7800
Townsend, Tom

ISBN/ISSN: 0890152179
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1554 Fleet, 1766 Fleet, Santa Rosa
Comments: Includes a bibliography; inserted large color map; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 83
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Eakin Press, Austin, TX (1979), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first printings can be identified by the ship illustration in the middle of the copyright page and very dark navy blue textured boards. Also, the inserted map is folded with the printing on the inside. The more common subsequent printings put the ship illustration at the top of the copyright page and have smooth middle-blue boards. The later printings have the inserted map folded with the printing on the outside. A second edition (stated) of the book was published in paperback by the Eakin Press in 1996.
Description: This book covers a multitude of lost treasures along the east coast of Texas. There are 10 short chapters about sunken treasures, including the 1554 Fleet wrecked off Padre Island, 2 ships from the 1766 fleet that wrecked off Galveston Island, and the “Santa Rosa” (“Texas’ most famous treasure tale”).

Texas Legacy from the Gulf

#C-6050
Olds, Dorris L.

Library of Congress: 76-2413
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: 1554 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 204
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Texas Memorial Museum, Austin, Texas (1976), in paperback.
Description: This book is an archaeological report on the artifacts recovered from the salvage of the 1554 Fleet of Spanish galleons, which sank near Padre Island, Texas. The illustrations are excellent.

Documentary Sources for the Wreck of the New Spain Fleet of 1554

#C-5560
McDonald, David and J. Barto Arnold III

Category: Research
Keywords: 1554 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 10.75″
Pages: 330
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Texas Antiquities Committee, Austin, Texas (1979), in paperback.
Description: This book includes translations of Spanish documents related to the 1554 Fleet, including its wrecking near Padre Island, Texas.

Documentary Sources for the Wreck of the New Spain Fleet of 1554

#C-5560
McDonald, David and J. Barto Arnold III

Category: Research
Keywords: 1554 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 10.75″
Pages: 330
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Texas Antiquities Committee, Austin, Texas (1979), in paperback.
Description: This book includes translations of Spanish documents related to the 1554 Fleet, including its wrecking near Padre Island, Texas.

From Sail to Steam – Four Centuries of Texas Maritime History, 1500-1900

#C-3230
Francaviglia, Richard V.

ISBN/ISSN: 0292725035
Library of Congress: 97-9578
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: 1554 Fleet, Belle, Sieur de LaSalle
Comments: Illustrated; maps
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 352
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas (1998), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: The first chapters of this scholarly book detail the Spanish fleet that wrecked off Padre Island, Texas, in 1554 and the sinking of LaSalle’s flagship, “Belle”. Modern excavation efforts are briefly reviewed, and some of the artifacts recovered are discussed.

Treasure, People, Ships, and Dreams

#C-2600
Davis, John L.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1554 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.5″ x 10″
Pages: 75
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Texas Antiquities Commission, Austin, Texas (1977), in paperback. All copies I’ve seen of this book are very poorly bound with the pages unglued and loose.
Description: This booklet was designed to accompany an exhibit of artifacts recovered from the 1554 Fleet, which sank in a storm off the coast of Padre Island, Texas. It includes an overview of the history and salvage of the wrecks, and illustrates many of the artifacts recovered.

The Victorian Titanic – The Loss of the S.S. Schiller in 1875

#C-1196
Austin, Keith

ISBN/ISSN: 184114133X
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Schiller
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 9.5″ x 8.75″
Pages: 240
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Halsgrove, Tiverton, England (2001), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This well-researched book tells the story of the German liner, “S.S. Schiller”, and its demise on the rocks off the Isles of Scilly in 1875. A chapter on the salvage of £57,712 in specie the year after the wreck is included.