Early Divers

Cowan, Zelide

ISBN/ISSN: 0952060507
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Lethbridge, Vasa, Abergavenny, tVliegent Hart, Royal George, Florencia, Gran Griffon, Spanish Armada, Hollandia, Mary Rose, Hartwell, De Liefde
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 102
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Treasure World Publishing, Norfolk, England (circa 1985), in paperback.
Description: This is book is about early divers who salvaged sunken ships and the equipment they used, including the diving bell, underwater chambers, and early hard-hat suits. It includes a chapter about John Lethbridge, and mentions a number of early attempts to salvage treasure wrecks, including: William Phips and the salvage of the “Concepcion”, the “Vasa”, the “Earl of Abergavenny”, the “tVliegent Hart”, the Spanish Armada galleons “Florencia” and “Gran Griffon”, the “Hollandia”, the “Mary Rose”, the “Hartwell”, the “De Liefde”, and the “HMS Royal George”.

The Dutch East Indiaman Hollandia Wrecked on the Isles of Scilly in 1743

Cowan, Rex & Zelide, and Peter Marsden

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Hollandia
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 7” x 10”
Pages: 33
Editions: This article was first published in “The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology and Underwater Exploration” in September, 1975.  A bound reprint edition of this article was subsequently published in paperback.
This magazine article describes the shipwreck, search for, and excavation of the “Hollandia”, which sank in 1743 off the Isles of Scilly.  It also shows many of the artifacts recovered and describes their significance.

Castaway & Wrecked

Cowan, Rex

ISBN/ISSN: 0715611453
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Anson
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11″
Pages: 64
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., London (1978), in hardback with a dust jacket and in paperback.
Description: This book describes the wrecks of 19 ships off the coast of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and shows many unpublished photos of the wrecks. It also shows the excavation of a large cannon from the “HMS Anson”, which sank in 1807.