Library of Congress: 77-162614
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet, Trinidad, 1563 fleet, Harry Cox, 1605 fleet, San Roque, Santo Domingo, Maravillas, San Jose, La Galga, 1750 Fleet, Guadalupe, Las Cinque Chagas, Juno, Sagunto
Comments: Includes an extensive bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket. An edition was also published in 1971 by W. Clement Stone, P M A Communications, Incorporated, Northbrook, Illinois, in hardback with a dust jacket. A British edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Robert Hale & Company London (1973), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published in the US by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1990).
Description: This book contains 12 stories of undiscovered (as of 1971) sunken treasure ships. Included are chapters about Cortez’s flagship, “Trinidad”; the 1563 fleet that sank in the Bahamas; “Las Cinque Chagas” lost in the Azores in 1594; 4 galleons of the 1605 fleet that sank on the Serranilla Bank; the “Atocha”, which Mel Fisher found and salvaged; the capitana of the 1654 fleet that sank off the coast of Ecuador; the “Maravillas ” wreck on Little Bahama Bank (1656); the “San Jose” which sank in 1706 off Cartagena, Colombia with a rich load of gold; and the “Guadalupe”, which went down in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 1750; “La Galga” which sank off the Virginia coast in 1750; the “Juno” which sank off the New Jersey coast in 1802; and the “Sagunto” lost off the coast of New England in 1813. One of the “Top 75 Books”.