Mysteries of the Deep

#C-7680
Thorndike, Joseph J. Jr. -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 0828104077
Library of Congress: 80-7804
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner, Teddy Tucker, Burt Webber, Concepcion, Conde de Tolosa, Guadalupe, Tracy Bowden, Spanish Armada, Girona, Santa Maria, Port Royal
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11.25″
Pages: 352
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., New York City (1980), in hardback with a dust jacket. A deluxe edition was also published in hardback with a slipcase (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This illustrated coffee table book includes a section on sunken treasure, underwater archaeology, and an anthology of underwater adventures (which includes several sunken treasure excerpts). It contains chapters about the 1715 Fleet, Teddy Tucker’s Bermuda treasures, Burt Webber’s salvage of the “Concepcion”, the Quicksilver galleons in the Dominican Republic, the “Girona” and “Santa Maria” Spanish Armada wrecks, the sunken city of Port Royal, Jamaica, and several Mediterranean archaeological excavations.

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”.

Quest for Adventure with Tracy Bowden

#C-1540
Bowden, Tracy

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion, Conde de Tolosa, Guadalupe
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 25
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Silver Bank Expeditions Partners, LLC, Miami, Florida (2004), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet describes the author’s excavation of the “Conde de Tolosa” and the “Guadalupe” (the “Quicksilver Galleons”), which sank in 1724 off the coast of the Dominican Republic.  It also describes past salvages of the “Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion” by other salvors and the authors intended approach to salvaging the remaining booty.  It is beautifully illustrated in color and pictures many artifacts, jewelry items, ceramics, and coins.

Ships and Shipwrecks of the Americas

#C-1340
Bass, George F. -editor

Library of Congress: 88-50246
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords:
Cayo Nuevo Wreck, 1554 Fleet, San Pedro, San Antonio, 1622 Fleet, Atocha, Concepcion, 1733 Fleet, Guadalupe, Conde de Tolosa, Sacramento, Kip Wagner, Mel Fisher, Teddy Tucker, 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11″
Pages: 272
Editions: The first edition was published by Thames and Hudson Ltd., London (1988), in hardback with a dust jacket. A US edition (First Published in the USA – stated) was published by Thames and Hudson, Inc., New York City (1988), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Thames and Hudson, Inc., in both London and New York City, in 1996 and this is still in print.
Description: This book is a history of shipwrecks in North and South America based on underwater archaeological discoveries. It begins with pre-Columbian watercraft and extends through the 19th century. One chapter, ‘Treasure Ships of the Spanish Main’, includes descriptions of the Cayo Nuevo wreck off the coast of Mexico, the 1554 Fleet, the “Atocha” from the 1622 Fleet, the “San Pedro” and “San Antonio” wrecks off the coast of Bermuda, the “Concepcion”, the 1733 fleet, the “Guadalupe” and the “Conde de Tolosa” off the coast of the Dominican Republic, and the “Sacramento” off Brazil.

Treasure Island – The Untold Story

#C-1119
Amrhein, John Jr.

ISBN/ISSN: 9780983084303
Library of Congress: 2010915642
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Guadalupe, 1750 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.25”
Pages: 396
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the New Maritima Press, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (2012), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This well-researched book describes the trail of Spanish treasure from the time it was loaded aboard the “Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe” in Veracruz, Mexico to its theft at Ocracoke, North Carolina, burial on Norman Island, and finally, dispersal around the Caribbean isles.  The second half of the book draws many parallels between the events and places in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” and the story of the “Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe”.