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Treasures of the San Diego

Treasures of the San Diego

Jean-Paul Desroches, Gabriel Casal, Franck Goddio

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A rare exhibition catalog which provides the historical background and the salvage details of the Spanish merchant galleon, "San Diego", which sunk in action in Manila Bay by Dutch forces in 1600, along with over 5,000 artifacts which were entombed when the ship went down. She was discovered after extensive archive studies and electronical surveys by Franck Goddio (one of the editors), in coordination with the National Museum of the Philippines, and excavated from 1991 to 1994.

The exhibition, a veritable time capsule of the 16th century, offered the public a rare opportunity to view an array of incredibly preserved antiquities from all four corners of the world. It was held was held at the Philippine Consulate in New York City in 1996/1997 and previously in Madrid and Paris.

Heavily illustrated with marvelous color photos.

Published in 1996 by National Museum of the Philippines

379 pages / Paperback

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