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”.

Sunken Treasure

#C-8310
Williams, Mark

ISBN/ISSN: 0304305022
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Association, Colossus
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 184
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Cassell Ltd., London (1980), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is the story of Roland Morris and his successful salvage of the “HMS Association” (sunk 1707) and the “HMS Colossus” (sunk 1798) off the Scilly Islands of England.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

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”.

Wreck of the Colossus – The Find of a Lifetime

#C-7423
Stevens, Todd

ISBN/ISSN: 0955343011
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Colossus
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.75” x 9.5”
Pages: 256
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Todd Stevens (author) and Post Box Publications, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, UK (2007), in paperback.
Description: This book is about the author’s discovery and salvage of an unknown part of the “HMS Colossus” wrecksite.  The “HMS Colossus” was one of Admiral Nelson’s ships that sank in a storm off the Isles of Scilly in 1798.  The shipwreck is significant because it was carrying an extremely precious cargo of Greek antiquities belonging to the infamous Lady Emma Hamilton.  Many artifacts are pictured, including a “pig” from a gun carriage with “HMS Colossus” inscribed in the wood.

Sunken Treasure

#C-5870
Morris, Roland

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Association, Colossus
Comments: Same book as “Treasure Trove Islands” (#C-5880); pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 7″ x 9.75″
Pages: 32
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Penzance, England (no date), in paperback. The first edition has a thin paper cover (not cardboard). A second edition was produced with a cardboard cover wrapped around the thin paper cover (in effect, 2 covers). The pamphlet was later published under the title, “Treasure Trove Islands”.
Description: This pamphlet describes the treasures and artifacts recovered by the author from the waters around the Isles of Scilly, England. Most of the pamphlet is about the “HMS Association”, but references are also made to the “HMS Colossus” (which Roland Morris also salvaged).

H.M.S. Colossus – The Story of the Salvage of the Hamilton Treasures

#C-5850
Morris, Roland

ISBN/ISSN: 0091346606
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Colossus
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.75″
Pages: 238
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Hutchinson of London (1979), in hardback with a dust jacket. It was also published in French by Editions France (1982), in hardback with a dust jacket.  A paperback edition was published by Periscope Publishing, Ltd.,
Penzance, UK (2006).
Description: This is the story of the sinking (1798) and salvage by the author of Nelson’s ship, “HMS Colossus”, which was carrying William Hamilton’s second collection of ancient Greek vases. Thousands of pottery shards were recovered, and many of the vases were reconstructed.

The Treasure Divers

#C-5580
McDonald, Kendall

ISBN/ISSN: 0720710480
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Hollandia, Association, Princesse Maria, Amsterdam, Santa Maria de la Rosa, Girona, Florencia, Colossus, De Liefde, Spanish Armada
Comments: Includes a list of known wrecks off the British coast; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 246
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Pelham Books Ltd., London (about 1976..no date stated), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells of the discovery and exploration of 50 wrecks off the British coast, ranging from Bronze Age traders to 19th century warships. Included are the “Hollandia”, the “HMS Association”, the “Princesse Maria”, the ” De Liefde”, the “HMS Colossus”, the “Amsterdam” and three Spanish Armada wrecks: “Santa Maria de la Rosa”, “Girona” and “Florencia”.

Cornish Shipwrecks – The Isles of Scilly (Volume 3)

#C-4620
Larn, Richard

ISBN/ISSN: 0715349767
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Association, Romney, Eagle (UK), Schiller, Colossus, Firebrand
Comments: Includes a bibliography and index of ships; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.75″
Pages: 238
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by David & Charles (Publishers) Limited, Newton Abbot, UK (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket. A US edition was published by the Taplinger Publishing Company, New York City (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book describes the shipwrecks off the Isles of Scilly during the last 250 years.  There are quite a few references to treasure wrecks, including the “HMS Association”, the “HMS Romney”, the “HMS Eagle”, the “HMS Firebrand”, the “Schiller” and the “HMS Colossus”.

Lost at Sea – True Stories of Disaster

#C-3805
Harris, John

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Hampshire, Royal George, Grosvenor, Lutine, Florencia, Spanish Armada, Association, Roland Morris, Colossus
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9.5″
Pages: 244
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Methuen London, (1990), in hardback with a dust jacket. Guild Publishing, London, also published a hardback edition (with a dust jacket) in 1990. A paperback edition was published by Mandarin Paperbacks, London, in 1991.
Description: This book describes mostly modern shipwrecks, although it does have a fairly lengthy chapter on treasure wrecks, including specific sections on the “HMS Royal George”, the “Grosvenor”, the “HMS Lutine”, the “Florencia”, and the “HMS Hampshire”. Additionally, there are several pages about the “HMS Association”, “HMS Colossus”, and Roland Morris.