Encyclopedia of Sunken Treasure

Wright, John

ISBN/ISSN: 1854799088
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Witte Leeuw, Dodington, Winterton, Meeresteijn, Bredenhof, Grosvenor, Birkenhead, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Concepcion, Maravillas, Whydah, Le Chameau, Nuestra Senora de la Luz, El Nuevo Constante, De Braak, San Jose, Santa Margarita, Thetis, Yankee Blade, Brother Jonathan, Lexington, Republic, Genovesa, Flor do Mar, Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp, Zeewijk, Geldermalsen, General Grant, Niagara, Girona, Kronan, De Liefde, Slot ter Hooge, Hollandia, Lutine, Colossus, Abergavenny, Lastdrager, Royal Charter, Hampshire, Laurentic, Egypt, Edinburgh
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 248
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Michael O’Mara Books Ltd., London (1995), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book briefly overviews 54 significant sunken treasure ships around the world. It is organized geographically by continent, and devotes 2 to 8 pages to each wreck. An excellent reference. Wrecks include the “Flor do Mar”, “Batavia”, “Gilt Dragon”, “Zuytdorp”, “Zeewijk”, “Geldermalsen” (Nanking Cargo), “General Grant”, “Niagara”, 1622 Fleet (“Atocha”), “Concepcion”, “Hollandia”, “Lutine”, “HMS Colossus”, “Egypt” and “Laurentic”.

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).

Skin Divers in Action

Bergaust, Erik and William Foss

Library of Congress: 65-15137
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Vasa, Concepcion, William Phips, Genovesa
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 7.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 95
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York City and Longmans Canada Limited, Toronto (1965), in hardback with a dust jacket. A library edition was also published with pictorial boards.
Description: This adolescent book is an overview of skin diving. It includes a chapter on underwater treasure hunts with a brief mention of the “Vasa”, the “Concepcion” (which the book calls the “Nuestra Senora”), and the “Genovesa” (which the book calls “Genovase”).