Texas Treasure Coast

Townsend, Tom

ISBN/ISSN: 0890152179
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1554 Fleet, 1766 Fleet, Santa Rosa
Comments: Includes a bibliography; inserted large color map; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 83
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Eakin Press, Austin, TX (1979), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first printings can be identified by the ship illustration in the middle of the copyright page and very dark navy blue textured boards. Also, the inserted map is folded with the printing on the inside. The more common subsequent printings put the ship illustration at the top of the copyright page and have smooth middle-blue boards. The later printings have the inserted map folded with the printing on the outside. A second edition (stated) of the book was published in paperback by the Eakin Press in 1996.
Description: This book covers a multitude of lost treasures along the east coast of Texas. There are 10 short chapters about sunken treasures, including the 1554 Fleet wrecked off Padre Island, 2 ships from the 1766 fleet that wrecked off Galveston Island, and the “Santa Rosa” (“Texas’ most famous treasure tale”).

Learning About Hidden Treasure

Townsend, Lucy

ISBN/ISSN: 0516065491
Library of Congress: 87-9396
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Royal Oak, Vigo Bay Galleons, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Great Basses Reef Wreck, Arthur C. Clarke
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 47
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by the Childrens Press, Chicago and Regensteiner Publishing Enterprises, Inc., Canada (1987), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This juvenile book includes stories about pirates, buried treasure, the Tobermory galleon (“Florencia”), the “Royal Oak”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “Atocha”, and a Sri Lankan sunken treasure recovered by Arthur C. Clarke (of “2001 Space Odyssey” fame).