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.

Modern Buried Treasure Hunters

#C-8220
Wilkins, Harold T.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Merida, Le Chameau, De Braak, General Grant, Gilt Dragon, Batavia, Grosvenor
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 9″
Pages: 293
Editions: This book was published by Philip Allan & Co. Ltd., London (1934), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was also published by E.P. Dutton & Co., New York City (no date) in hardback with a dust jacket. I suspect the UK edition is the first edition since the US edition was “made and printed in Great Britain” and the author resided in the UK.
Description: This book recounts the treasure of the Incas (which the Spanish plundered) and the famous Cocos Island buried treasure…then goes on to describe treasures in North America, Asia and Australia, Africa and Tropical Seas. While the majority of the book is about land treasures, many treasure wrecks are mentioned, including the “Merida”, “Le Chameau”, the “HMS De Braak”, the “General Grant”, the “Gilt Dragon”, the “Batavia”, and the “Grosvenor”. As with all of Harold Wilkins books, it is a little light on the details.

Sailormen’s Ghosts

#C-7920
Uren, Malcolm

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Batavia, Zeewijk, Zuytdorp, Gilt Dragon
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 253
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Robertson & Mullens Limited, Melbourne, Australia (1940), in hardback with a dust jacket. At least 5 subsequent editions were published by Robertson & Mullens in hardback with a dust jacket: Second Edition – 1940, Third Edition – 1941; Fourth Edition – 1941, Fifth Edition – 1944 and Sixth Edition – 1945 (each edition is stated). A paperback edition was published by Angus & Robertson, Sydney, Australia (1980).
Description: This book is about shipwrecks in the Abrolhos Islands off the coast of Western Australia. Included are the stories of the “Batavia”, the “Zeewijk”, the “Zuytdorp” and the “Gilt Dragon”. The book was written before any of the wrecks were located.

Australia’s Hidden Treasures

#C-7770
Toghill, Jeff

ISBN/ISSN: 0207159106
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Eglinton, Lancier
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11.5″
Pages: 200
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Australia – stated) was published by Angus & Robertson Publishers, Sydney (1988), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book deals with all types of treasure…antiques, gemstones, gold, lost mines, buried treasure and sunken treasure. One chapter is devoted to sunken treasures and includes the “Eglinton”, “Lancier”, “Gilt Dragon” (called the Golden Dragon), and “Batavia” wrecks.

Dutch Discoveries of Australia

#C-7090
Sigmond, J.P. and L.H. Zuiderbaan

ISBN/ISSN: 0727008005
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zeewijk, Zuytdorp
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7″ x 10″
Pages: 176
Editions: The first edition was published in Dutch under the title, “Nederlanders Ontdekken Australie” by Unieboek BV, Bussum Holland (1976) in hardback with a dust jacket. The first English language edition (stated) was published by Rigby Ltd., Adelaide, Australia (1976), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Batavian Lion, Amsterdam (1995), and is marked, “Second Revised Edition”.
Description: This book tells the story of the of the shipwrecks and salvage of four Dutch East India Company ships lost off the west coast of Australia; “Batavia” (1629), “Vergulde Draeck” or Gilt Dragon (1656), “Zeewijk” (1727) and “Zuytdorp” (1712).

Dutch Discoveries of Australia

#C-7090
Sigmond, J.P. and L.H. Zuiderbaan

ISBN/ISSN: 0727008005
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zeewijk, Zuytdorp
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7″ x 10″
Pages: 176
Editions: The first edition was published in Dutch under the title, “Nederlanders Ontdekken Australie” by Unieboek BV, Bussum Holland (1976) in hardback with a dust jacket. The first English language edition (stated) was published by Rigby Ltd., Adelaide, Australia (1976), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Batavian Lion, Amsterdam (1995), and is marked, “Second Revised Edition”.
Description: This book tells the story of the of the shipwrecks and salvage of four Dutch East India Company ships lost off the west coast of Australia; “Batavia” (1629), “Vergulde Draeck” or Gilt Dragon (1656), “Zeewijk” (1727) and “Zuytdorp” (1712).

Treasure Tales – Shipwrecks & Salvage

#C-6980
Sebring, Thomas H.

ISBN/ISSN: 0961773502
Library of Congress: 86-072052
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Atocha, Maravillas, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, Batavia, Gilt Dragon, De Liefde, Akerendam, Vigo Bay Galleons, Association, Lucayan Beach Wreck, Whydah, Le Chameau, De Braak, Athenienne, Slot ter Hooge, Hollandia, Meeresteijn
Comments: Includes a bibliography and worldwide listing of salvaged treasure wrecks; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Cooke Publishing Company, Devon, Pennsylvania (1986), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book has it all…chapters on the Spanish treasure fleets; Dutch, English and French treasure wrecks; captured treasure from ships; pirate wrecks; treasure coins; and treasure hunters. Shipwrecks include the “Concepcion”, the “Atocha”, the “Maravillas”, the 1715 Fleet, the 1733 Fleet, the “Batavia”, the “Vergulde Draeck” (Gilt Dragon), the “De Liefde”, the “Akerendam”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “HMS Association”, the Lucayan Beach wreck (“Nuestra Senora de los Remedios”), the “Whydah”, “Le Chameau”, the “HMS De Braak”, the “Athenienne”, the “Slot ter Hooge”, the “Hollandia”, and the “Meeresteijn”. The book even includes a worldwide listing of salvaged treasure wrecks. It is a factual reference.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Sailing the Last East Indiaman: Batavia 1628 – 2000

#C-6723
Roskam, Japp

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Batavia
Category: Illustrated
Size: 11.5″ x 8.75″
Pages: 150
Editions: The first edition was published by In’t Veld Editions, Mount Burrell, NSW, Australia (2001) in hardback with a boxed case (no dust jacket issued). Each copy is numbered and the owner’s name is printed inside. Each book includes a Rix Dollar from the original wreck (8000 were recovered in total), with a certificate in the rear of the book signed by Hugh Edwards (a well-known sunken treasure author included in this Bibliography).
Description: This magnificent hand-made limited-edition book recounts the history of the VOC ship, “Batavia”, and its salvage off the coast of Western Australia. However, the majority of the book is about “Batavia’s” modern-day reconstruction and travels around the world. The book is filled with magnificent pictures.

In Australia Treasure is Not for the Finder

#C-6650
Robinson, Allan

ISBN/ISSN: 0959495703
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp, Tryall
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 11.25″ x 8.5″
Pages: 140
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by the author, Perth, Australia (1980), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book is about the author’s experiences in salvaging shipwrecks in Western Australian waters, frustrated by ineffectual legislation. The original amendment to the Western Australia Museum’s Act afforded no protection to shipwrecks found by an intrepid diver. Because the author was denied ownership rights, the way was opened for pilferers and looters to remove valuable artifacts from such wrecks. Includes the “Batavia”, “Tryall”, “Zuytdorp” and “Gilt Dragon”, among others.