The Practical Book of Cobs – Expanded Fourth Edition

#C-6995
Sedwick, Daniel & Frank

Library of Congress: 2007902077
Category: Coins
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.25” x 8.5”
Pages: 254
Editions: The first edition (stated; has gray cover) was published by the author, Maitland, Florida (1987) in paperback. A second edition (stated; white cover) was published in paperback by the author in 1990. The third edition (stated; light yellow cover) was published in paperback by the author and his son, Daniel Sedwick, in Winter Park, Florida (1995).  A fourth and greatly expanded edition was published in 2007 in paperback.
Description: This book is one of the standard references on Spanish cob coins of the New World. Both the author and his now deceased father are considered experts in the field.

The “Tumbaga” Saga

#C-3352
Garcia-Barneche, Agustin

Library of Congress: 2010936331
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Tumbaga bars
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 9” x 6”
Pages: 148
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, Winter Park,   Florida (2010), in paperback and limited to 400 black & white copies.  A Special Limited Hardcover Color Edition with pictorial boards was published in September 2010 and was limited to 50 numbered copies.
Description:  Before there were coins in the New World, before there were Spanish Treasure Fleets, and even before there were any kind of European colonies in Mexico, the conquistador, Hernan Cortés, discovered a new precious-metal mix that led to an improvised manufacture of so-called “tumbaga” bars.  The “tumbaga” bars are a group of over 200 silver and gold ingots discovered in the remains of an unidentified ca.-1528 shipwreck off Grand Bahama Island in 1993.  This book is divided into three parts: The first part chronicles the earliest documents relating to the treasure accumulated by Hernan Cortés during his conquest of the Aztec empire. The second part concerns the later phase of conquest, specifically Captain Cristóbal de Olid’s campaign in the region of the Tarascan kingdom in western Mexico. The third and final part discusses technical aspects of these bars based on an interpretation of their markings and manufacture.The specimens studied in this book are the only ones known to exist—all of them from the same wreck—and therefore they will always be of the utmost rarity and historical importance. The book contains a data matrix for all 194 bars, including their weights, measurements, markings and descriptions. Also featured are plates of 60 selected bars, maps, native drawings and charts.

The “Tumbaga” Saga

#C-3352
Garcia-Barneche, Agustin

Library of Congress: 2010936331
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Tumbaga bars
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 9” x 6”
Pages: 148
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Daniel Frank Sedwick, LLC, Winter Park,   Florida (2010), in paperback and limited to 400 black & white copies.  A Special Limited Hardcover Color Edition with pictorial boards was published in September 2010 and was limited to 50 numbered copies.
Description:  Before there were coins in the New World, before there were Spanish Treasure Fleets, and even before there were any kind of European colonies in Mexico, the conquistador, Hernan Cortés, discovered a new precious-metal mix that led to an improvised manufacture of so-called “tumbaga” bars.  The “tumbaga” bars are a group of over 200 silver and gold ingots discovered in the remains of an unidentified ca.-1528 shipwreck off Grand Bahama Island in 1993.  This book is divided into three parts: The first part chronicles the earliest documents relating to the treasure accumulated by Hernan Cortés during his conquest of the Aztec empire. The second part concerns the later phase of conquest, specifically Captain Cristóbal de Olid’s campaign in the region of the Tarascan kingdom in western Mexico. The third and final part discusses technical aspects of these bars based on an interpretation of their markings and manufacture.The specimens studied in this book are the only ones known to exist—all of them from the same wreck—and therefore they will always be of the utmost rarity and historical importance. The book contains a data matrix for all 194 bars, including their weights, measurements, markings and descriptions. Also featured are plates of 60 selected bars, maps, native drawings and charts.