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.

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”.

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).

Watery Graves

#C-8255
Wilkinson, Carole

ISBN/ISSN: 0760849528
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Sea Venture, Royal Charter, Dodington, Mary Rose, Queen Anne’s Revenge, Whydah, William Phips, Concepcion, Douro, Vasa
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 5” x 7.75”
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition was published under the title, “Phenomena” by Horwitz Martin, Sydney, Australia (1999) in paperback.  The first US edition was published by Sundance Publishing, Littleton, Massachusetts (2000), in paperback.
Description:
This educational juvenile book briefly describes quite a few treasure wrecks, along with pirates, marine archaeology, and some modern wrecks.  It includes the 1715 Fleet, the “Sea Venture”, the “Royal Charter”, the “Dodington”, the “Mary Rose”, “Queen Anne’s Revenge”, the “Whydah”, the  “Concepcion”, the “Douro”, and the “Vasa”.

Pirate Treasure

#C-8240
Wilkins, Harold T.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Le Chameau, Merida, Lutine, Vigo Bay Galleons, Egypt, Grosvenor, General Grant
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 409
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York City (1937), in hardback with a dust jacket. Dutton also published a second printing in 1937, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book contains a multitude of land and sea treasure tales. Among the sunken treasure stories are the 1715 Fleet (with a few inaccuracies), “Le Chameau”, the “Merida”, the “Lutine”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “Egypt”, the “Grosvenor” and the “General Grant”. This is excellent reading but lacking in details.

Finding the Fleet – including “Gold on the Florida Coast”

#C-8157
Westrick, Robert F.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated; limited to 200 copies
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 193
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, New Iberia, Louisiana (2015), in paperback.
Description: This bookThis book, published on the 300th anniversary of the sinking of the 1715 Fleet, is the story of the 1715 Fleet prior to 1965 when Kip Wagner rediscovered it.  The book includes a document written by Captain Steadman A. Parker, entitled “Gold on the Florida Coast – Let’s Get the Record Straight”.
Available from RobertWestrick@hotmail.com

The Treasure Fleet of 1715

#C-8156
Westrick, Robert F.

ISBN/ISSN: 0970875770
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, La Holandesa, San Miguel de Excelsis
Comments: Spiral bound; includes a bibliography; illustrated; limited to 250 numbered copies
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 72
Editions: The author originally published 5 copies in 2005 while working for Historical Research & Development, Inc. and produced another 50 copies in 2008.
Description: This book provides an overview of Historical Research & Development Inc.’s (HRD) salvage operations in the E-110 exploration area off Vero Beach, Florida, between 1988 and 2007.  It also discusses the possibility of two 1715 Fleet ships that have not been located being in this exploration area (“La Holandesa” and “San Miguel de Excelsis”) and that these two ships were likely candidates to contain the Queen of Spain’s (Isabel Farnese) missing jewels which were documented as being aboard the 1715 Fleet.  Finally, the book analyzes five possibilities as to why the Queen of Spain’s jewels have never been located.

The 1715 Fleet Bibliography

#C-8155
Westrick, Robert F. and David S. Crooks

Category: Bibliography
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Limited to 200 copies
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 184
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the authors, Clarendon Hills, Illinois (2014), in paperback.
Description: This exhaustive bibliography of 1715 Fleet publications includes books, magazine & newspaper articles, Plus Ultra newsletter articles, auction catalogs, unpublished reports & manuscripts, original archival material, as well as documentaries and museums.

True Stories of Sunken Treasure

#C-8145
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 189375801X
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, San Fernando, Lucayan Beach Wreck, Maravillas, Las Cinque Chagas, Atocha, Santa Margarita, Tumbaga Bars
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 112
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Crossed Anchors Salvage, Lake Worth, Florida (2005), in paperback.
Description: This book is mostly about the author’s exploits salvaging treasure wrecks off the coast of Florida and in the Caribbean.  Some of the 16 stories were previously published in “Treasure Quest Magazine”, which the author owned and edited in the late 1990s…and some of the stories are new material.  In addition to chapters about the 1715 Fleet, the 1733 Fleet (including the “San Fernando” which no one has yet located), the Lucayan Beach Wreck, the “Maravillas”, “Las Cinque Chagas”, the “Atocha” and “Santa Margarita”, and the Tumbaga Bars Wreck, there are also stories about Cuban treasure wrecks, wrecks in the Azores, treasures on Tortuga island, and wrecks on “The Cobblers” reef off Barbados.  The author is the most successful salvor of the 1715 Fleet wrecks and many of his better finds are described in this book.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Sunken Treasure on Florida Reefs

#C-8140
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a brief bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.75″
Pages: 78
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author (no copyright date is included but the Revised Edition says the first printing was published in 1987).  A revised edition (stated on the cover) was published by the author (1993). The hardback revised edition has a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued). There was also a paperback version of the revised edition.
Description: This is probably the best book that has been written about the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet, which sank off of the east coast of Florida in a hurricane. It includes the history of the fleet, its demise, and the subsequent salvage efforts (both by the early Spanish salvors and by modern salvors). The author is one of the most successful salvors of the 1715 Fleet wrecks.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.