The Mexican Caribbean

#C-8340
Wilson, Earl J.

ISBN/ISSN: 0682498297
Library of Congress: 81-69749
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Matanceros Wreck, CEDAM
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 188
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Exposition Press, Smithtown, NY (1982), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is the story of CEDAM, the official Mexican underwater archaeological club, and their many exploits. It includes the excavation of a sunken Spanish merchant ship at  Matanceros Reef, off the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico (done in conjunction with author Robert Marx).

Under the Waters of Mexico

#C-6700
Romero, Pablo Bush

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Matanceros Wreck, CEDAM
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 184
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Carlton Press, New York City (1964), in hardback with a dust jacket. Only one English language edition was published. There was also a Spanish edition published.
Description: This book recounts the adventures of CEDAM, Mexico’s national underwater archaeological society. Most of the book concerns CEDAM’s excavation the Matanceros Reef wreck, an 18th century Spanish galleon that sank off the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.

The Wreck of El Matancero

#C-6413
Powell, Benjamin N.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Matanceros, CEDAM
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 9
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author (1992), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet was probably a catalog for a small museum exhibition.  It is a very high level overview of the shipwreck in 1741 and the artifacts recovered from the wreck.

Decade of Adventure

#C-6390
Pope, J. Keith

ISBN/ISSN: 0935860003
Library of Congress: 79-25288
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Matanceros Wreck, CEDAM
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 295
Editions: The first edition (First Printing – stated) was published by the Singer Island Press, Singer Island, Florida (1979), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This is a book about CEDAM (Club de Exploraciones y Deportes Acuaticos de Mexico), the government sponsored underwater archaeology club of Mexico. It includes everything from exploring underwater caves, to diving in Mayan wells, to excavating shipwrecks…and finding the grave of the pirate, Jean Lafitte. One chapter tells the story of the excavation of the Spanish cargo ship from Matanceros Reef in Mexico, in the late 1950s and early 1960s (with Robert Marx…but strangely he isn’t mentioned).

Shipwrecks in Mexican Waters

#C-5300
Marx, Robert F.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Matanceros Wreck, CEDAM
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 7″ x 9.5″
Pages: 76
Editions: The first edition was published by CEDAM, Mexico (1971) in Spanish under the title, “Naufragios en Aguas Mexicanas”, in paperback. The first English language edition (stated) was published by Pablo Bush Romero and CEDAM (Club de Exploraciones Y Deportes Acuaticos de Mexico), Mexico (1981), in paperback.
Description: This book is the story of the author’s search for, and recoveries from a sunken Spanish galleon near Matanceros Reef, off the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico (done in conjunction with CEDAM, the official Mexican underwater archaeological club).