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”.

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.

Salvaging Spanish Sunken Treasure

#C-8120
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835994
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1622 Fleet, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 80
Editions: The real first edition of this book was produced in 1995-1996 as a notebook comprised of computer-printed pages and Xeroxed materials. The author used this in conjunction with a course he taught sporadically about salvaging sunken Spanish galleons. Later versions (1999) were revised and comb-bound. A paperback book was commercially published by Crossed Anchors Salvage (the author’s company), Lake Worth, Florida (1999).
Description: This how-to book is an excellent guide for anyone considering treasure salvage as a hobby, an occupation or an investor. The book includes chapters about the 1622, 1715 and 1733 Spanish treasure fleets wrecked off the coast of Florida, putting a salvage operation together, salvaging treasure on a budget of $5000 or less, working the site, preservation of artifacts, dividing up the treasure and approaching investors. It is very well written by an author who has been salvaging treasure from Spanish galleons since 1960.

The Dreamweaver

#C-8080
Weller, Bob “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835978
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Mel Fisher, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Santa Margarita, 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 333
Editions: The first edition (First Printing, First Edition – stated) was published by Fletcher and Fletcher Publishing, Charleston, South Carolina (1996) in paperback. This is the only edition that was published, contrary to the statement on the third page of the book (the hardback edition referred to was never produced as the publisher went bankrupt shortly after the paperback edition was published).
Description: This book is the authorized biography of Mel Fisher, “the world’s greatest treasure hunter”. It includes the story of his successful salvage of the “Atocha”, a Spanish galleon with $400 million in gold, silver and jewels on board, off the coast of Key West, Florida. It is very well written and factual. The author is a renowned salvor in his own right.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Treasure

#C-8070
Waricha, Jean

ISBN/ISSN: 0440845920
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 5.25″ x 7.5″
Pages: 55
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Trumpet Club, New York City (1991), in paperback as part of the Explorer Books series.
Description: This juvenile book includes chapters about pirates, salvage technology, the “Atocha” treasure wreck, the “Titanic”, mythical treasures, and war treasures.

Tracking Treasure

#C-7840
Trupp, Philip Z.

ISBN/ISSN: 0874918057
Library of Congress: 86-3481
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Great Basses Reef Wreck, Arthur C. Clarke, 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Mel Fisher
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8″ x 9″
Pages: 256
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Acropolis Books Ltd., Washington DC (1986), in paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of Mel Fisher, Kip Wagner and Arthur C. Clarke and their treasure hunting exploits. It also describes how to get involved in a treasure hunting ventures and enumerates many of the sunken treasures still waiting to be salvaged.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Treasure of 1622

#C-7820
Treasure Salvors, Inc.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Pamphlet; lavishly illustrated
Size: 9″ x 12″
Pages: 30
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Treasure Salvors, Inc., Key West, Florida (1979), in paperback.
Description: This large, lavishly-illustrated pamphlet tells the story of the finding and salvage of the “Atocha” and “Margarita” wrecks, which sank in a hurricane in 1622 off of Key West, Florida. The pamphlet was designed to attract investors.

Learning About Hidden Treasure

#C-7790
Townsend, Lucy

ISBN/ISSN: 0516065491
Library of Congress: 87-9396
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Royal Oak, Vigo Bay Galleons, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Great Basses Reef Wreck, Arthur C. Clarke
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 47
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by the Childrens Press, Chicago and Regensteiner Publishing Enterprises, Inc., Canada (1987), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This juvenile book includes stories about pirates, buried treasure, the Tobermory galleon (“Florencia”), the “Royal Oak”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “Atocha”, and a Sri Lankan sunken treasure recovered by Arthur C. Clarke (of “2001 Space Odyssey” fame).

Unnatural Resources – True Stories of American Treasure

#C-7760
Titler, Dale M.

ISBN/ISSN: 0139389105
Library of Congress: 73-2578
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1622 Fleet, Atocha, 1733 Fleet, 1715 Fleet, Hussar, De Braak
Comments: Adolescent; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (1973), in hardback with a dust jacket. Prentice-Hall also published a paperback edition in 1973 and a second printing (stated) in 1973.
Description: This adolescent book about buried treasure, lost mines, and sunken treasure includes chapters about Florida’s golden galleons (the 1622, 1715, and 1733 Fleets), the “Hussar”, and the “HMS De Braak” wrecks.

The Search for Treasure – Volume 2

#C-7630
Terry, Thomas P.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner, Art McKee, Atocha, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9.5″
Pages: 250
Editions: The first edition (First Edition Printing – stated) was published by Specialty Publishing Company, LaCrosse, Wisconsin (1977) in paperback.
Description: This book is part of a 5 book series on US treasures by the author. It contains three chapters on sunken treasure: One chapter on the 1715 Fleet salvage by Kip Wagner, a chapter on the Real Eight Museum, and a chapter which includes Art McKee’s treasure museum on Plantation Key and the “Atocha” museum aboard a full-size galleon in Key West.