Buried Treasure – Finders, Keepers, and the Law

#C-4486
Kuhne III, Cecil C.

ISBN/ISSN: 9781627221351
Library of Congress: 2013024146
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: SS Central America, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Mercedes, San Jose
Comments: Legal cases
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the American Bar Association, Washington    DC (2013), in paperback.
Description: This book is a collection of summarized legal opinions.  It includes the suit by the    insurance companies vs. Columbus-America Discovery Group (“SS Central America”), the US    Government & Florida vs. Treasure Salvors, Inc. (“Atocha”), Spain vs. Odyssey Marine Exploration    (“Mercedes”), and in the Appedix of the book Sea Search Armada vs. Columbia (“San Jose”).  It also  includes a collection of land treasure/property lawsuits as well.

Galleons and Sunken Treasure

#C-1487
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).