The Wreck of the Almiranta

#C-2930
Earle, Peter

ISBN/ISSN: 0333235959
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion; William Phips
Comments: Same book as “The Treasure of the Concepcion” (#C-2920); includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.75″
Pages: 260
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by MacMillan London Limited (1979), in hardback with a dust jacket. A book club edition was also published in 1979 by Book Club Associates, in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition was published by The Viking Press, New York City (1980), in hardback with a dust jacket under the title, “The Treasure of the Concepcion”.
Description: This book is a scholarly work describing the sinking of the “Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion” off the coast of Hispaniola in 1641, and the salvage by both William Phips in 1687 and more recently by Burt Webber.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Treasure Hunt

#C-2918
Earle, Peter

ISBN/ISSN: 9780413776389
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion; William Phips, Thetis, Vigo Bay Galleons, Merchant Royal, Atocha, Santa Margarita, 1622 Fleet, Maravillas, Florencia, Vasa, Campen, Charles, Jesus Maria del la Limpia Concepcion, Santo Christo de Castello, Guinea Frigate, San Jose, Slot ter Hooge, Vansittart, Meresteijn, Princess Louisa, Dodington, Hollandia, Royal Anne Galley, Gran Grifon, Edinburgh, Adelaar, Anna Catharina, tVliegent Hart, Triumphant, Royal George, Hartwell, Abergavenny, Maracaibo
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.5”
Pages: 383
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Methuen Publishing Ltd., London (2007), in hardback with a dust jacket.  A paperback edition was published by Methuen in 2008.  A US edition (First US Edition – stated) was published by Thomas Dunne Books, New York City (2008) in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is about the early days of professional sunken treasure hunting (1687-1830s)…beginning with William Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion” and ending with development of a “modern” diving suit.  It is significant to the treasure hunter because it specifies what treasure was reportedly aboard a multitude of shipwrecks and what was actually recovered between 1687 and the 1830s.