The Treasure Divers of Vigo Bay

#C-6410
Potter, John S. Jr.

Library of Congress: 58-13292
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Vigo Bay Galleons
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 480
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1958), in hardback with a dust jacket. 
A limited number of paperback copies were published in Spanish under the title, “En Busca del Tesoro de la Ria de Vigo”.
Description: This book tells the history of the galleons that were sunk at Vigo Bay, Spain in 1702…and the subsequent salvage attempts.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Treasure Divers of Vigo Bay

#C-6410
Potter, John S. Jr.

Library of Congress: 58-13292
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Vigo Bay Galleons
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 480
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1958), in hardback with a dust jacket. 
A limited number of paperback copies were published in Spanish under the title, “En Busca del Tesoro de la Ria de Vigo”.
Description: This book tells the history of the galleons that were sunk at Vigo Bay, Spain in 1702…and the subsequent salvage attempts.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Treasure Diver’s Guide

#C-6400
Potter, John S. Jr.

Library of Congress: 61-5942
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 501
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1960), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first edition was “pirated” (illegally reproduced) in Hong Kong or Taiwan. The Hong Kong/Taiwan edition can be easily recognized by the dark red boards (the real first edition has black boards), Chinese characters on the bottom of the copyright page, and the poor quality of paper used. A revised edition (stated) was published by Doubleday (1972), in hardback with a dust jacket. Bonanza Books, New York City, reprinted the revised edition (no date), in hardback with a dust jacket and included an inserted “Supplemental Forward” (a bibliography provided by R. Duncan Mathewson III). A paperback edition of the Doubleday ‘Revised Edition’ was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Floriday (1988) and is marked on the cover, “Revised Edition”. This revised paperback edition includes an inserted 32 page supplemental forward, which is primarily a shipwreck bibliography written by R. Duncan Matthewson III (name is misspelled and should be ‘Mathewson’). A UK edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Robert Hale & Company, London (1973), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book has started many treasure hunts (and destroyed many marriages)!  It begins by discussing the Spanish galleons carrying gold and silver from the New World to Spain, tells the stories of wrecks already salvaged (as of 1960), discusses wreck identification, and overviews underwater archaeology (which was at that time in a primitive state).  However, most of the book comprises the first comprehensive listing of treasure wrecks (but over the past 40 years some of the data has been shown to be erroneous).  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Treasure Diver’s Guide

#C-6400
Potter, John S. Jr.

Library of Congress: 61-5942
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 501
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, New York (1960), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first edition was “pirated” (illegally reproduced) in Hong Kong or Taiwan. The Hong Kong/Taiwan edition can be easily recognized by the dark red boards (the real first edition has black boards), Chinese characters on the bottom of the copyright page, and the poor quality of paper used. A revised edition (stated) was published by Doubleday (1972), in hardback with a dust jacket. Bonanza Books, New York City, reprinted the revised edition (no date), in hardback with a dust jacket and included an inserted “Supplemental Forward” (a bibliography provided by R. Duncan Mathewson III). A paperback edition of the Doubleday ‘Revised Edition’ was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Floriday (1988) and is marked on the cover, “Revised Edition”. This revised paperback edition includes an inserted 32 page supplemental forward, which is primarily a shipwreck bibliography written by R. Duncan Matthewson III (name is misspelled and should be ‘Mathewson’). A UK edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Robert Hale & Company, London (1973), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book has started many treasure hunts (and destroyed many marriages)!  It begins by discussing the Spanish galleons carrying gold and silver from the New World to Spain, tells the stories of wrecks already salvaged (as of 1960), discusses wreck identification, and overviews underwater archaeology (which was at that time in a primitive state).  However, most of the book comprises the first comprehensive listing of treasure wrecks (but over the past 40 years some of the data has been shown to be erroneous).  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Supplemental Forward to The Treasure Diver’s Guide

#C-6398
Potter, John S. Jr. and R. Duncan Mathewson III

Category: Bibliography
Comments: Pamphlet; John S. Potter is called “Sr.” on the cover and it should be “Jr.”; Mathewson’s name is misspelled as “Matthewson” on the cover
Size: 5.5″ x 8″
Pages: 32
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1988), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet geographically lists several hundred books and magazine articles about sunken treasure and underwater archaeology. It was originally inserted into the paperback Revised Edition of “The Treasure Diver’s Guide” (#C-6400) published by Florida Classics Library.

On the Track of HMS Monmouth’s Galleon…and Sunken Treasure

#C-6396
Potter, John Stauffer

ISBN/ISSN:  9781499725896
Category:  Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Vigo Bay
Comments: Illustrated; includes a 1958 documentary entitled, “The Treasure Divers of Vigo Bay,” on    DVD
Size: 6” x 9”
Pages: 279
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts    (2014), in paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of the the author’s efforts in the 1950s to find and salvage one    of the Vigo Bay Spanish galleons captured by the “HMS Monmouth” and then sunk after hitting a  submerged rock in 1702.