The Treasure Galleons

#C-4110
Horner, Dave

ISBN/ISSN: 0396063780
Library of Congress: 77-162614
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet, Trinidad, 1563 fleet, Harry Cox, 1605 fleet, San Roque, Santo Domingo, Maravillas, San Jose, La Galga, 1750 Fleet, Guadalupe, Las Cinque Chagas, Juno, Sagunto
Comments: Includes an extensive bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 259
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket. An edition was also published in 1971 by W. Clement Stone, P M A Communications, Incorporated, Northbrook, Illinois, in hardback with a dust jacket. A British edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Robert Hale & Company London (1973), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published in the US by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1990).
Description: This book contains 12 stories of undiscovered (as of 1971) sunken treasure ships.  Included are chapters about Cortez’s flagship, “Trinidad”; the 1563 fleet that sank in the Bahamas; “Las Cinque Chagas” lost in the Azores in 1594; 4 galleons of the 1605 fleet that sank on the Serranilla Bank; the “Atocha”, which Mel Fisher found and salvaged; the capitana of the 1654 fleet that sank off the coast of Ecuador; the “Maravillas ” wreck on Little Bahama Bank (1656); the “San Jose” which sank in 1706 off Cartagena, Colombia with a rich load of gold; and the “Guadalupe”, which went down in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 1750; “La Galga” which sank off the Virginia coast in 1750; the “Juno” which sank off the New Jersey coast in 1802; and the “Sagunto” lost off the coast of New England in 1813.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Shipwrecks, Skin Divers, and Sunken Gold

#C-4100
Horner, Dave

Library of Congress: 65-13510
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: De Braak, Central America, Merida
Comments: Includes an extensive bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Size: 241
Editions: The first edition (not stated – but can be identified because there is no printing number noted on copyright page) was published Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1965), in hardback with a dust jacket. There are at least 4 subsequent printings (printing numbers noted on the copyright page) of this book.
Description: This book overviews where to search for sunken treasure, why to search (isn’t this obvious?), a historical background on the treasure galleons, and specific information on the “HMS De Braak”, “SS Central America” and the “SS Merida”. Also includes information on Revolutionary and Civil War shipwrecks.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Shipwrecks, Skin Divers, and Sunken Gold

#C-4100
Horner, Dave

Library of Congress: 65-13510
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: De Braak, Central America, Merida
Comments: Includes an extensive bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Size: 241
Editions: The first edition (not stated – but can be identified because there is no printing number noted on copyright page) was published Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1965), in hardback with a dust jacket. There are at least 4 subsequent printings (printing numbers noted on the copyright page) of this book.
Description: This book overviews where to search for sunken treasure, why to search (isn’t this obvious?), a historical background on the treasure galleons, and specific information on the “HMS De Braak”, “SS Central America” and the “SS Merida”. Also includes information on Revolutionary and Civil War shipwrecks.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Shipwreck – A Saga of Sea Tragedy and Sunken Treasure

#C-4090
Horner, Dave

ISBN/ISSN: 1574090844
Library of Congress: 99-30446
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: La Capitana, 1654 Fleet, Maravillas
Comments: Includes an extensive bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 295
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Sheridan House, Dobbs Ferry, NY (1999), in hardback with a dust jacket. A UK edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Sutton Publishing Ltd., London (1999) in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by ibooks, Inc., New York City (2002).
Description: Extensively researched story of the shipwreck and many subsequent salvage efforts of both “La Capitana” (which sank off Ecuador in 1654) and the “Maravillas” (which sank on Little Bahama Bank in 1656). The book includes both ancient and modern salvage efforts.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Key to Good Diving (Virginia-Carolina Coastal Area)

#C-4080
Horner, Dave

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Central America
Comments: Pamphlet; maps in back
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 16
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Maritime Explorations, Ltd., Virginia Beach, Virginia (1968), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet briefly chronicles shipwrecks off the Virginia and Carolina coast and includes brief references to some treasure wrecks. Regarding the “SS Central America”, Horner states, “…gold bullion valued at $1,219,189. Locating this vessel might be an extremely worthwhile goal for ambitious underwater adventurers.” I believe this is Dave Horner’s first publication.

The Blockade-Runners

#C-4070
Horner, Dave

Library of Congress: 68-15409
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Annie
Comments: Includes an extensive bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 241
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1968) in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1992).
Description: This book chronicles the Lincoln-ordered blockade of the southern US coast between Virginia and Texas during the Civil War. It includes a chapter on the blockade runner, “Annie”, which sank off Wilmington, NC, full of Confederate gold.

La Trinidad Valencera

#C-1194
Atherton, Dave

Category: Archaeology
Keywords: La Trinidad Valencera, Spanish Armada
Comments: Include a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8” x 10.25”
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition was published by Great Sea, Derry, Ireland, in 2013, in hardback with    pictorial boards (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book relates the history, discovery and excavation of the Spanish Armada vessel,    “La Trinidad Valencera”, off the Irish coast by the City of Derry Sub Aqua Club.  Not only did the club discover the ship, but they also worked with archaeologists and government to excavate it and  preserve the artifacts in a museum.  Well illustrated with many pictures of artifacts.