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.

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”.

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.

Galleon Hunt

#C-8110
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835927
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Art McKee, 1733 Fleet, La Genovesa
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 9″
Pages: 268
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author (1992), in hardback (with a dust jacket) and paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of the early days of treasure hunting in Florida (the 1940’s and 50’s) and is a biography of Art McKee, “the father of Florida treasure hunting”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Galleon Alley: The 1733 Spanish Treasure Fleet

#C-8100
Weller, Bob “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835986
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1733 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 314
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Crossed Anchors Salvage, Lake Worth, Florida (2001), in both hardback with a dust jacket and paperback.
Description: This is the definitive book on the 1733 Fleet. Not only does the book present the history and location of the wrecks, but it also details who salvaged what off each wreck. It includes over 200 photos, many in color, and the story of Jack Haskins finding the famous 1733 “Capitana” gold medallion. The author is a renowned salvor and was involved in the treasure recoveries from several of the 1733 wrecks.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Famous Shipwrecks of the Florida Keys, Vol 1

#C-8090
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835900
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Winchester, Alligator, 1733 Fleet, Artifacts
Comments: Includes a bibliography; the cover page says “Volume I” but there was only one volume ever published; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 126
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Lake Worth, Florida (1990), in paperback.
Description: This paperback details 6 shipwreck recoveries in the Florida Keys: “HMS Winchester” 1695; “Alligator” 1822; and 4 ships from the 1733 Fleet (“Populo”, “San Jose”, “Angustias” and “Sueco de Arizon”). There are many illustrations of artifacts from these wrecks.

Famous Shipwrecks of the Florida Keys, Vol 1

#C-8090
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835900
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Winchester, Alligator, 1733 Fleet, Artifacts
Comments: Includes a bibliography; the cover page says “Volume I” but there was only one volume ever published; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 126
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Lake Worth, Florida (1990), in paperback.
Description: This paperback details 6 shipwreck recoveries in the Florida Keys: “HMS Winchester” 1695; “Alligator” 1822; and 4 ships from the 1733 Fleet (“Populo”, “San Jose”, “Angustias” and “Sueco de Arizon”). There are many illustrations of artifacts from these wrecks.

Shipwreck in the Florida Keys – 1733

#C-8058
Ward, Carl

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Populo, 1733 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6” x 9”
Pages: 219
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Miami, Florida (2014), in paperback.
Description: This book is the story of the author’s finding and salvage of the 1733 Fleet shipwreck, “Nuestra Senora del Populo”.  It’s written in chronological order and does an excellent job of conveying the frustrations, perseverance, and excitement of salvaging a Spanish ship.

From Sky to Sea – A Story of Edwin A. Link

#C-7940
van Hoek, Susan and Marion Clayton Link

ISBN/ISSN: 0941332276
Library of Congress: 94-74733
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Port Royal, 1733 Fleet, Art McKee, Santa Maria, Looe, Mendel Peterson, Edwin Link
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 320
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the Best Publishing Company, Flagstaff, Arizona (1993), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is a biography of Edwin A. Link, inventor of the Link flight trainer and deep diving submersibles. The book includes a chapter about Link’s adventures with Art McKee and Mendel Peterson seeking shipwrecks in the Caribbean, including the 1733 Fleet, Columbus’s ship the “Santa Maria”, and the “HMS Looe”. Another chapter describes the Links adventures exploring Port Royal, Jamaica.

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.