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).

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.

Lost Treasures of the West

#C-8270
Williams, Brad and Choral Pepper

ISBN/ISSN: 0030131863
Library of Congress: 74-5127
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Ada Hancock, San Antonio, San Francisco Xavier
Size: 6″ x 9.25″
Pages: 184
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York City and Holt, Rinehart and Winston of Canada, Limited, Toronto (1975), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was republished by the Promontory Press, New York City (1998), in hardback with a dust jacket and paperback.
Description: While this book is primarily about land treasures, there are two chapters about sunken treasures. One chapter recounts the loss of the “Ada Hancock” and the other tells of two Manila galleon losses, the “San Antonio” and the “San Francisco Xavier”.

Missing Treasure

#C-8260
Williams, Adam

ISBN/ISSN: 0865920419
Library of Congress: 80-28617
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 7″ x 9″
Pages: 24
Editions: The first edition was published by Piper Books Ltd., London (1980) in paperback. A US edition was published by Ray Bourke Publishing Company, Windermere, Florida (1981), in hardback with a pictorial binding (I’ve never seen a dust jacket but there may have been one) and paperback.
Description: This juvenile book is an overview about some of the world’s great lost treasures (land and sea). It includes a short chapter about the “Florida Galleons” (referring to the 1715 Fleet).

Dreams In Reality of the Undersea Craft

#C-8180
Wiggins, Walter Jr.

Library of Congress: 54-12348
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 206
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the Pageant Press, New York City (1954), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This unusual book is a fictional work about a diver searching for a sunken galleon in the outer harbor of Port Royal, Jamaica. However, the book has a factual chapter about sunken treasure in it, which briefly describes a number of real treasure wrecks.

The Salvage of the Century

#C-8160
Wharton, Ric

ISBN/ISSN: 0941332799
Library of Congress: 99-63493
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Edinburgh, Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 10.25″
Pages: 198
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Best Publishing Company, Flagstaff, Arizona (2000), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book tells the story of the sinking and subsequent salvage of the British heavy cruiser, “HMS Edinburgh”, which sank in arctic waters in 1942 with 465 bars of Russian gold aboard. The author was one of the participants in the salvage operation. The book also includes a chapter about the “Concepcion” which sank in 1641 off the coast of Hispaniola and was partially salvaged by William Phips.

The Spanish Treasure Fleets

#C-8050
Walton, Timothy R.

ISBN/ISSN: 1561640492
Library of Congress: 93-46419
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 256
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida (1994), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is a scholarly history of the Spanish treasure fleets. It also includes a chapter about salvage efforts on treasure fleet shipwrecks.

Pieces of Eight

#C-8040
Wagner, Kip and L.B. Taylor, Jr.

Library of Congress: 66-11563
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 9.5″ x 6.25″
Pages: 221
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by E.P. Dutton & Co., New York City and Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto (1966), in hardback with a dust jacket. The most desirable copies are the ones signed by all nine participants in the Real Eight Corporation and L.B. Taylor, Jr. (all pictured on the back of the dust jacket). A second printing (stated) was published in 1967, a third printing (stated) was published in 1968, and a fourth printing (stated) was published in 1972 (all in hardback with a dust jacket). The first UK edition (not stated) was published Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd., London (1967) in hardback with a dust jacket. A Spanish language edition was published by
Editorial Juventud, S.A., Barcelona (1971), under the title, “Milliones Bajo el Mar:  Recuperacion de las Riquezas de una Flota de la Tesoreria Espanola Perdida en un Naufragio”, in hardback with a dust jacket.  A paperback edition was published in the US by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1998).
Description: This book is story of the finding and partial salvage of the 1715 Fleet of 10 sunken Spanish galleons off Vero Beach, Florida in the 1960’s…told by the original salvor. Kip Wagner’s story started the underwater treasure hunting craze in Florida. This is one of the most collectible of all sunken treasure books in the US and is One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Pieces of Eight

#C-8040
Wagner, Kip and L.B. Taylor, Jr.

Library of Congress: 66-11563
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 9.5″ x 6.25″
Pages: 221
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by E.P. Dutton & Co., New York City and Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, Toronto (1966), in hardback with a dust jacket. The most desirable copies are the ones signed by all nine participants in the Real Eight Corporation and L.B. Taylor, Jr. (all pictured on the back of the dust jacket). A second printing (stated) was published in 1967, a third printing (stated) was published in 1968, and a fourth printing (stated) was published in 1972 (all in hardback with a dust jacket). The first UK edition (not stated) was published Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd., London (1967) in hardback with a dust jacket. A Spanish language edition was published by
Editorial Juventud, S.A., Barcelona (1971), under the title, “Milliones Bajo el Mar:  Recuperacion de las Riquezas de una Flota de la Tesoreria Espanola Perdida en un Naufragio”, in hardback with a dust jacket.  A paperback edition was published in the US by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1998).
Description: This book is story of the finding and partial salvage of the 1715 Fleet of 10 sunken Spanish galleons off Vero Beach, Florida in the 1960’s…told by the original salvor. Kip Wagner’s story started the underwater treasure hunting craze in Florida. This is one of the most collectible of all sunken treasure books in the US and is One of the “Top 75 Books”.