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”.

Lost Treasure – True Tales of Hidden Hoards

#C-7960
Verrill, A. Hyatt

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Brother Jonathan, Todos Santos, Santissima Concepcion, William Phips, Port Royal, Concepcion
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 279
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by D. Appleton and Company, New York City (1930), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is primarily about land treasures, but includes several chapters about sunken treasure. The book tells the story of the “Brother Jonathan”, the “Todos Santos”, the “Santissima Concepcion”, the “Concepcion” salvaged by William Phips, and Port Royal, Jamaica.

Sea Search

#C-7823
Treasure Seekers Magazine -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 0974997102
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Brother Jonathan, Winfield Scott, Central America
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 208
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Graphic Image Publications, Agoura Hills, California (2004), in paperback.
Description: This book is a collection of magazine articles about shipwrecks, sunken treasures, salvage and marine mysteries.  There are two chapters on sunken treasure:   ‘Treasure Fleets of the Spanish Main’ and ‘The Big Boom in Treasure Salvage’.  The wrecks described include the “SS Brother Jonathan”, the “Winfield Scott”, and the “SS Central America”.

Where to Search for Buried Treasure – Maps and Pictures

#C-6420
Poynton, H.C. (Helen Catherine)

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Lutine, Spanish Armada, Visby Fleet, Brother Jonathan
Comments: Pamphlet; includes a listing of 100 sunken treasure ships; illustrated with pictures and maps
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 25
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author (1952), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet very briefly describes 14 buried and sunken treasures. In the latter category are the “Lutine”, the Spanish Armada shipwrecks, the “Brother Jonathan” and the Visby fleet wrecked in 1361 off the coast of Gotland, Sweden. It also includes three double-page treasure maps and two pages of information on treasure coins. The last two pages are a listing of 100 sunken treasure ships (borrowed from Lt. Harry Rieseberg’s book, “I Dive for Treasure” – see #C-6590).

Treasure Ship – The Legend and Legacy of the SS Brother Jonathan

#C-6418
Powers, Dennis M.

Library of Congress: 0806527471
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Brother Jonathan
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.25”
Pages: 416
Editions: The first edition (First Printing – stated) was published by the Citadel Press/Kensington Publishing Corp, New York City (2006), in both hardback with a dust jacket and paperback.
Description:
This book recounts the history of the “S.S. Brother Jonathan”, a sidewheeler that sank off Northern California in 1865 carrying a large shipment of gold coins.  It also tells of the struggle between the salvors and the State of California in getting a search permit approved and later a salvage permit…and the infighting between the investors.  In the end, the lawyers were the real winners.  Very well researched.

Buried Treasure Guide

#C-6020
Norman, Eric

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Brother Jonathan
Size: 4.25″ x 7″
Pages: 155
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by Award Books, New York City, and Tandem Books, London (1970), in paperback.
Description: While this book is primarily about buried treasure, it includes a chapter on the “Brother Jonathan” which sank off the California coast in 1865 and a chapter that summarizes each of 18 different lost treasure wrecks in one paragraph each.

The Treasure Ship S.S. Brother Jonathan – Her Life and Loss 1850-1865

#C-1580
Bowers, Q. David

ISBN/ISSN: 0943161819
Library of Congress: 99-072750
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Brother Jonathan
Comments: Includes a bibliography and a listing of coins salvaged from the wreck; illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11.25″
Pages: 412
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Bowers and Merena Galleries, Inc., Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (1999), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book contains much historical information about the California gold rush, the coins and currency during the gold rush period, the early California mints. It also tells the history of the “SS Brother Jonathan” and its loss off the California coast in 1865. It includes 4 chapters about the search for, and salvage of, the ship.

Lost and Found – Coin Hoards and Treasures

#C-1575
Bowers, Q. David

ISBN/ISSN: 9780794842932
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Feversham, Le Chameau, Lexington, Arabia, Republic, Vineyard, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, Winfield Scott, Yankee Blade, Central America, Brother Jonathan
Comments: Illustrated in color
Size: 8.5” x 11.25”
Pages: 468
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published under the title, “American Coin Treasures and Hoards,” by Bowers and Merena Galleries, Inc., Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (1997), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).  This book was updated and republished under the title, “Lost and Found – Coin Hoards and Treasures” in 2015 by Whitman Publishing, Atlanta, Georgia, also in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This large book about hidden and lost treasures deals mostly with land treasures.  However, it includes 3 chapters on sunken treasure.  Shipwreck treasures described include the “HMS Feversham”, “Le Chameau”, “Lexington”, “Arabia”, “Republic”, “Vineyard”, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, “SS Winfield Scott”, “SS Yankee Blade”, “SS Central America” and “SS Brother Jonathan”.
Available from www.amazon.com

American Coin Treasures and Hoards

#C-1560
Bowers, Q. David

ISBN/ISSN: 094316169X
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Feversham, Le Chameau, Lexington, Arabia, Republic, Vineyard, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, Winfield Scott, Yankee Blade, Central America, Brother Jonathan
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11.25″
Pages: 456
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Bowers and Merena Galleries, Inc., Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (1997), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This large book about hidden and lost treasures deals mostly with land treasures.  However, it includes 3 chapters on sunken treasure. Shipwreck treasures described include the “HMS Feversham”, “Le Chameau”, “Lexington”, “Arabia”, “Republic”, “Vineyard”, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, “SS Winfield Scott”, “SS Yankee Blade”, “SS Central America” and “SS Brother Jonathan”.

Great Shipwrecks of the Pacific Coast

#C-1380
Belyk, Robert C.

ISBN/ISSN: 0471384208
Library of Congress: 2001024241
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Yankee Blade, Brother Jonathan
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 276
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City (2001), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book about shipwrecks off the western coast of the United States includes a chapter about both the “Yankee Blade” and “Brother Jonathan” treasure wrecks.