The Treasure of the San Jose

Phillips, Carla Rahn

ISBN/ISSN: 0801885809
Library of Congress: 2006025983
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: San Jose
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.25”
Pages: 258
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland (2007), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the story of the Spanish galleon, “San Jose”, which was sunk by the British in 1708 as it was departing Cartagena, Columbia.  The author focuses not only on the massive gold cargo aboard, but also the human dimension and the historical context.

The Treasure Fleets of the Spanish Main

Marx, Robert F.

Library of Congress: 68-26981
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 127
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, and Nelson, Foster and Scott, Limited, Canada, in 1968. Both books are hardbacks with dust jackets. I have seen two varieties of the US edition…one with a pictorial binding and one with brown boards.
Description: This adolescent book overviews the history of the Spanish treasure fleets, including the “flota” system, the voyage outbound from Spain, the New World ports of Cartagena, Callao, Panama City, Nombre de Dios, Acapulco, Vera Cruz and Havana, and the trip back to Spain.