Padre Island

#C-8400
Writers’ Round Table

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1554 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 222
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Naylor Company, San Antonio, Texas (1950), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (stated) was published by Naylor in 1952, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the history of Padre Island, Texas. A chapter is devoted to the wreck of the 1554 Fleet, the plight of the survivors and an early salvage attempt.

Blaze of Gold

#C-8380
Woods, Dee

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1554 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 146
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Naylor Company, San Antonio, Texas (1942), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (stated) was published by Naylor in 1946, in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was reprinted by Naylor in 1972, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This is a book of treasure tales along the Texas coast. Many of the stories concern buried treasures, but there are many references to the 1554 Fleet throughout the book.

Small Arms of the Spanish Treasure Fleets

#C-8147
Wells, Noel

ISBN/ISSN: 0974712515
Category: Weapons
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.25”
Pages: 172
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Rock Bottom Publications, Dallas, Texas (2006), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description:
This book describes the weapons used aboard ships in Spanish Colonial America, including pole arms, swords, knives, boarding axes, crossbows, guns, and hand grenades.  It also includes chapters on Indian weapons, Columbus, horses and dogs.

Ships from the Depths – Deepwater Archaeology

#C-7300
Soreide, Fredrik

ISBN: 9781603442183
Library of Congress: 2010020841
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.75” x 11.25”
Pages: 182
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas (2011), in hardback with pictorial boards (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This scholarly book discusses the history of deepwater archaeology; the tools; the    location, excavation and documentation of deepwater sites; the preservation conditions in deep   water; and the laws and ethics of excavating deepwater sites.

Treasure Tempest in Texas

#C-6790
Sadler, Jerry -editor

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1554 Fleet
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 19
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Jerry Sadler, Commissioner of the General Land Office of the State of Texas (no copyright date), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet is about the treasure recovered off Padre Island, Texas, in the mid-1960’s from a fleet of Spanish ships sunk in 1553. It is not clear who authored the pamphlet or when it was published (probably 1970’s).

Treasure of the Buccaneer Sea

#C-6630
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Library of Congress: 61-18700
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Includes a listing of sunken treasure ships; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 231
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Naylor Company, San Antonio, Texas (1962), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (stated) was also published in 1862 in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book recounts the author’s search for sunken treasure in the Caribbean, but as with all Rieseberg books, the author mixes fact with fiction. It also includes the story of Williams Phips’ salvage of the “Concepcion” off the coast of Hispaniola. In the back of the book, the author lists the supposed locations of sunken treasure ships in the Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean and Great Lakes.

1200 Treasure Books – A Bibliography

#C-6470
Rascoe, Jesse E.

Category: Bibliography
Comments: Author’s real name is Ed Bartholomew
Size: 5.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 62
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Frontier Book Co., Fort Davis, Texas (1970), in both hardback (no dust jacket issued) and paperback. The paperback edition has been reprinted (xeroxed) with the original date. The real paperback first edition has a dark blue card-stock cover, while the reprint has a baby blue paper cover.
Description: This bibliography lists books about buried and sunken treasure, as well as lost mines, gold mining and western (US) history. The entries are very brief and there are no annotations.

Directory of Buried or Sunken Treasures and Lost Mines of the US

#C-6190
Penfield, Thomas

Category: Sunken Treasure
Size: 5.25″ x 8.25″
Pages: 134
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by True Treasure Publications, Conroe, Texas (1971), in paperback. It was subsequently reprinted by Carson Enterprises, Deming, New Mexico, again in paperback.
Description: This booklet is a listing of lost treasures, including many sunken treasures, organized by state. The descriptive information is very brief.

Texas Legacy from the Gulf

#C-6050
Olds, Dorris L.

Library of Congress: 76-2413
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: 1554 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 204
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Texas Memorial Museum, Austin, Texas (1976), in paperback.
Description: This book is an archaeological report on the artifacts recovered from the salvage of the 1554 Fleet of Spanish galleons, which sank near Padre Island, Texas. The illustrations are excellent.

Documentary Sources for the Wreck of the New Spain Fleet of 1554

#C-5560
McDonald, David and J. Barto Arnold III

Category: Research
Keywords: 1554 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 10.75″
Pages: 330
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Texas Antiquities Committee, Austin, Texas (1979), in paperback.
Description: This book includes translations of Spanish documents related to the 1554 Fleet, including its wrecking near Padre Island, Texas.