Undiscovered

#C-8350
Wilson, Ian

ISBN/ISSN: 068807278X
Library of Congress: 86-73044
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Royal Charter, White Ship, Revenge, Golden Hind, Bonhomme Richard, Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria, Columbus
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 7″ x 10″
Pages: 192
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain -stated) was published by Michael O’Mara Books Ltd., London (1987), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition (stated) was published by Beech Tree Books/William Morrow and Company, Inc. (1987), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was reprinted in 1993 by Chancellor Books, London, in hardback with a laminated pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book is divided into 4 sections: Undiscovered Places, Undiscovered Graves, Undiscovered Wrecks and Undiscovered Treasure. The Undiscovered Wrecks section includes Henry I’s “White Ship”, Columbus’s ships, Sir Richard Grenville’s “Revenge”, Sir Francis Drake’s “Golden Hind”, John Paul Jones’s “Bonhomme Richard” and a wreck containing Greek statues. In the Undiscovered Treasure section, there is a chapter about the “Royal Charter”.

The Mexican Caribbean

#C-8340
Wilson, Earl J.

ISBN/ISSN: 0682498297
Library of Congress: 81-69749
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Matanceros Wreck, CEDAM
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 188
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Exposition Press, Smithtown, NY (1982), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is the story of CEDAM, the official Mexican underwater archaeological club, and their many exploits. It includes the excavation of a sunken Spanish merchant ship at  Matanceros Reef, off the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico (done in conjunction with author Robert Marx).

The World Atlas of Treasure

#C-8330
Wilson, Derek

ISBN/ISSN: 0002168774
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Dodington, 1622 Fleet, Atocha, Santa Margarita, Art McKee, 1733 Fleet, San Jose, Tom Gurr, Teddy Tucker, San Pedro, Kip Wagner, 1715 Fleet, Girona, Spanish Armada, Gran Griffon, Hollandia, Gilt Dragon, Batavia, General Grant, Lutine, Egypt, Association
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11.75″
Pages: 256
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket. A book club edition was published by Book Club Associates, London (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Pan Books Ltd., London (1982).
Description: This book includes a very large section on sunken treasure, and a somewhat smaller section on underwater archaeology. The sunken treasure section includes an overview of almost all the world’s successfully salvaged treasure wrecks. The archaeology section is limited to ancient shipwreck finds in the Mediterranean Sea.

Sea Mysteries

#C-8320
Wilson, Ben

ISBN/ISSN: 0531182495
Library of Congress: 88-6896
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 8″ x 10.25″
Pages: 48
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Wayland (Publishers) Limited, UK (1988), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket). A US edition was published by the Bookwright Press, New York City (1989), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This juvenile book about shipwrecks and missing ships includes one chapter on sunken treasure.

Shipwreck – A History of Disasters at Sea

#C-8314
Willis, Sam

ISBN/ISSN: 9781847244505
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Mary Rose, La Trinidad Valencera, Vasa, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 10” x 11.75”
Pages: 191
Editions: The first UK edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Quercus Publishing Plc, London (2008), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This oversize book includes everything from ancient shipwrecks to modern wrecks.  One section of the book, “Galleons and Gold,” includes 3 wrecks excavated by archaeologists:  the “Mary Rose” (1545), “La Trinidad Valencera” (1588) and the “Vasa” (1628).

Treasure of the Golden Grape

#C-8312
Williams, Selwyn

ISBN/ISSN: 9780957318205
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Golden Grape
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.5” x 9.5”
Pages: 320
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Deadman’s Bay Publishing, UK (2012), in paperback.  Many books are marked “Limited Edition”.
Description: T
his book is a true story of piracy, privateering, and the English Civil War in the Chesil Beach area of south England. It is also the story of the aftermath of the shipwreck of the “Golden Grape” in 1641, including a hundreds of depositions by the salvors of that time. Some artifacts have been recovered in modern times and are pictured.

Sunken Treasure

#C-8310
Williams, Mark

ISBN/ISSN: 0304305022
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Association, Colossus
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 184
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Cassell Ltd., London (1980), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is the story of Roland Morris and his successful salvage of the “HMS Association” (sunk 1707) and the “HMS Colossus” (sunk 1798) off the Scilly Islands of England.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Deep Sea Treasure

#C-8300
Williams, Mark

ISBN/ISSN: 434866601
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Association, Witte Leeuw, Colossus, Hollandia
Comments: Includes a glossary; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 180
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by William Heinemann Ltd., London (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book gives a brief overview of the Spanish treasure fleets, a short history of diving and then includes a chapter about each of the following wrecks: the 1715 Fleet, the “HMS Association”, the “Witte Leeuw”, the “Hollandia” and the “HMS Colossus”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

So Ends This Day

#C-8295
Williams, Captain Sir John

ISBN/ISSN: 095936711X
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 226
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Globe Press, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing was published by Globe Press in 1986, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This autobiography tells the story of the author’s exploits in the salvage industry.  The book devotes three chapters to the salvage of gold bars from the “RMS Niagara” during World War II.  The author led this successful effort.

Diving for Treasure and Other Adventures Beneath the Sea

#C-8290
Williams, G.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laurentic, Lutine, Merida, Florencia, Tubantia, Grosvenor, Vigo Bay Galleons, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 157
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Faber and Gwyer, London (1926), in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket but there may have been one).
Description: This early book is mostly about sunken treasure, including chapters about the “Lutine”, the “Laurentic”, the “Merida”, the Spanish Armada wreck “Florencia”, the “Tubantia”, the “Grosvenor” and the Vigo Bay wrecks. There are also chapters about salvage methods and raising wrecks.  An excellent book.