Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia

#C-8420
Zinck, Jack

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Le Chameau, Feversham
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.75″
Pages: 236
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Lancelot Press Limited, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (1975), in paperback.
Description: This book briefly documents about 50 shipwrecks in Nova Scotia, including the salvage of the treasure ships, “Le Chameau” and “Faversham” (usually called “Feversham”).

The Excavation of the Machault – An 18th-Century French Frigate

#C-8412
Zacharchuk, Walter and J.A. Waddell

ISBN/ISSN: 0660115557
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Machault
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 74
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the National Historic Parks and Sites Branch, Parks Canada (1984), in paperback.
Description: This booklet describes the sinking of the French frigate, “Machault,” in 1760 in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, and the excavation of the wreck in the early 1970s. It also describes the techniques used to raise the timbers from the ship.

William Phips 1651-1695 – An Uncommon Man

#C-8410
Zabriskie, George A.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 8
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Doldrums, Ormond Beach, Florida (1944), in hardback with a dust jacket. This appears to be a very limited printing that was privately published and given as a Christmas present to a select few friends. There are several varieties of this book, but each copy carries the hand-written name of the recipient on Page 2 (but is not necessarily signed by the author). Copies that are bound with 3/4 leather over cloth are signed by the author on Page 2, and have a color plate of a Spanish Galleon between pages 4 and 5. The most prevalent variety of this book is not signed by the author (but does have the hand-written name of the recipient), and has black & white plate of a Spanish Galleon between pages 4 and 5.
Description: This short book summarizes the life of William Phips and his successful salvage of the “Concepcion” off the coast of Hispaniola in 1687. The author was President of the New York Historical Society from 1939-1947. He was a great enthusiast of fine books and book binding and issued this Christmas keepsake from his Florida home.

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.

Catalogue of the Exhibition of Armada and Elizabethan Relics

#C-8393
Wright, W.H.K. -editor

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Spanish Armada, Artifacts
Comments: Exhibition catalog; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 74
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was printed by W. F. Westcott, Frankfort Press, Plymouth (1888), in paperback.
Description: This exhibition catalog was published for the Armada Tercentenary Commemoration, which opened in London’s Theatre Royal on October 24, 1888. It lists 700 items, including artifacts from the Armada wrecks, historical items, paintings, and commemoration medals.

Encyclopedia of Sunken Treasure

#C-8390
Wright, John

ISBN/ISSN: 1854799088
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Witte Leeuw, Dodington, Winterton, Meeresteijn, Bredenhof, Grosvenor, Birkenhead, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Concepcion, Maravillas, Whydah, Le Chameau, Nuestra Senora de la Luz, El Nuevo Constante, De Braak, San Jose, Santa Margarita, Thetis, Yankee Blade, Brother Jonathan, Lexington, Republic, Genovesa, Flor do Mar, Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp, Zeewijk, Geldermalsen, General Grant, Niagara, Girona, Kronan, De Liefde, Slot ter Hooge, Hollandia, Lutine, Colossus, Abergavenny, Lastdrager, Royal Charter, Hampshire, Laurentic, Egypt, Edinburgh
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 248
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Michael O’Mara Books Ltd., London (1995), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book briefly overviews 54 significant sunken treasure ships around the world. It is organized geographically by continent, and devotes 2 to 8 pages to each wreck. An excellent reference. Wrecks include the “Flor do Mar”, “Batavia”, “Gilt Dragon”, “Zuytdorp”, “Zeewijk”, “Geldermalsen” (Nanking Cargo), “General Grant”, “Niagara”, 1622 Fleet (“Atocha”), “Concepcion”, “Hollandia”, “Lutine”, “HMS Colossus”, “Egypt” and “Laurentic”.

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.

Those Lost Treasures

#C-8372
Wolf, Fred Sr.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Harry Rieseberg, Florencia, Port Royal, Spanish Armada, Roscoe Thompson, Howard Lightbourn, Art Mckee, William Phips, Concepcion
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 80
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Hallandale, Florida (circa 1950), in paperback.
Description: This book includes about 30 sunken and buried treasure tales, as well as several pirate stories. The stories include Harry E. Rieseberg, noted treasure diver and author; the Spanish Armada shipwreck, “Florencia”; Williams Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion”; Art Mckee and his salvage of the 1733 Fleet in the Florida Keys; Port Royal, Jamaica; and describes the salvage of a silver bar in the Bahamas by Roscoe Thompson and Howard Lightbourn. The book ends with “Tom Christ and the Treasure Box”, a fictional story written by Howard Pyle.

Captain Cook’s Cannon

#C-8370
Wolf, Alfred L.

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Captain Cook, Cannons
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.75″
Pages: 142
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by KNA Press, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (1985), in paperback.
Description: This book is about the search for, and successful excavation of, one of Captain Cook’s lost cannons, which he jettisoned off the “Endeavor” to free his ship from a reef near the Hope Islands in 1770.

Sea Venture – The Tempest Wreck

#C-8364
Wingood, Allan J., Peggy Wingood, Jonathan Adams

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Sea Venture, Teddy Tucker
Comments: Exhibition guide; pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 24
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Sea Venture Trust, Bermuda (1986), in paperback.
Description: This museum exhibition catalog describes the wreck of the “Sea Venture”, an English ship carrying colonists to America, in a storm off the coast of Bermuda in 1609. All of the passengers and crew survived, but the ship eventually sank. Many believe it was this incident that inspired Shakespeare to write The Tempest in 1610. Teddy Tucker and Edmund Downing started searching for the wreck in the late 1950s, and it was eventually located by Downing (a direct descendent of one of those aboard the ship) in 1958. The authors excavated the wreck beginning in 1978. Many artifacts are pictured.