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”.

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.

The Mid-Atlantic Treasure Coast

#C-8030
Voynick, Stephen M.

ISBN/ISSN: 0912608161
Library of Congress: 82-18846
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Juno, Hussar, Sindia, Republic, De Braak, Faithful Steward, Merida, 1750 Fleet, La Galga
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9.25″
Pages: 164
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Middle Atlantic Press, Wallingford, Pennsylvania (1984), in paperback. A second printing was published that is identical in every respect to the first edition except that the publisher’s address is in Wilmington, Delaware.
Description: This book is about treasure wrecks in New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and the eastern shore of Maryland and Virginia. Some of the wrecks included are the: “Juno”, “Hussar”, “Sindia”, “Republic”, “HMS De Braak”, “Faithful Steward”, “Merida” and the 1750 fleet. The book also identifies the coin beaches where treasures have washed up, which should be of interest to metal detectorists.

Unnatural Resources – True Stories of American Treasure

#C-7760
Titler, Dale M.

ISBN/ISSN: 0139389105
Library of Congress: 73-2578
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1622 Fleet, Atocha, 1733 Fleet, 1715 Fleet, Hussar, De Braak
Comments: Adolescent; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (1973), in hardback with a dust jacket. Prentice-Hall also published a paperback edition in 1973 and a second printing (stated) in 1973.
Description: This adolescent book about buried treasure, lost mines, and sunken treasure includes chapters about Florida’s golden galleons (the 1622, 1715, and 1733 Fleets), the “Hussar”, and the “HMS De Braak” wrecks.

True Tales of Buried Treasure

#C-7220
Snow, Edward Rowe

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Whydah, William Phips, Concepcion, De Braak, Hussar, Le Chameau
Comments: Illustrated
Size; 5.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 272
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1951), in hardback with a dust jacket. A special limited edition of 146 copies was produced of the 1951 book, with each copy “signed by the author and containing pirate treasure found by the author and described in the last chapter.” The book has been reprinted in hardback at least 16 times (with all printings subsequent to the first edition stated). The book was then revised in 1960. A UK edition was published by Alvin Redman, London (1963), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is one of the all time treasure hunting classics, written by a master storyteller. The book includes 18 chapters of the most famous treasure stories and the author’s personal treasure hunting adventures, several of which concern sunken treasure (contrary to the title). Included are the story of William Phips finding the “Concepcion” near Hispaniola; the pirate ship, “Whydah”, which sank off the coast of Cape Cod; “Le Chameau” which sank off Nova Scotia in 1725; the “Hussar” which sank just north of what was then New York City in 1780; the “HMS De Braak” which sank off the Delaware coast in 1798; and the author’s trip to Bermuda searching for sunken Spanish galleons.

Strange Tales from Nova Scotia to Cape Hatteras

#C-7195
Snow, Edward Rowe

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: De Braak
Comments: Illustrated.
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 322
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1949), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (stated) was also published in 1949.
Description: This book is a collection of nautical tales from along the Atlantic coast, but includes a short chapter about the treasure ship, “HMS De Braak”, which sank off the Delaware coast in 1798.

Strange Tales from Nova Scotia to Cape Hatteras

#C-7195
Snow, Edward Rowe

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: De Braak
Comments: Illustrated.
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 322
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1949), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing (stated) was also published in 1949.
Description: This book is a collection of nautical tales from along the Atlantic coast, but includes a short chapter about the treasure ship, “HMS De Braak”, which sank off the Delaware coast in 1798.

Finders Keepers

#C-7160
Smith, Warren

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Le Chameau, De Braak, El Faunte, Yankee Blade, Hussar
Comments: Includes a listing of shipwrecks
Size: 4″ x 7″
Pages: 158
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Belmont Books, New York City (1967), in paperback.
Description: This book is primarily about land treasures, but includes chapters about “Le Chameau”, “HMS De Braak”, “El Faunte”, “Yankee Blade” and “Hussar”. There is also a chapter listing known treasure wrecks, with a very brief description of each.

Shipwrecks, Sea Raiders, and Maritime Disasters Along the Delmarva Coast – 1632-2004

#C-7082
Shomette, Donald

ISBN/ISSN: 0801886708
Library of Congress: 2006103121
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: De Braak, Juno, La Galga, 1750 Fleet
Comments: Includes a chronological index to vessles lost on the Delmarva coast; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.25” x 10.5”
Pages: 435
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland (2007), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This scholarly book documents the shipwrecks along the middle Atlantic coast of the United States, and includes many interesting stories about non-treasure wrecks.  There are two chapters devoted to the history, salvage and lawsuits pertaining to the “HMS De Braak” (a treasure wreck of sorts) and one chapter telling the story of the search for, and subsequent lengthy litigation of, the Spanish treasure ships, “La Galga” (1750) and “Juno” (1802).  While a small amount of artifacts were salvaged from “Juno”, “La Galga” was never been salvaged because it sits in a wildlife refuge.

The Hunt for HMS De Braak – Legend and Legacy

#C-7080
Shomette, Donald

ISBN/ISSN: 0890895139
Library of Congress: 93-70709
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: De Braak
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 444
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Carolina Academic Press, Durham, North Carolina (1993), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This scholarly book is the history and salvage of British man-of-war, “HMS De Braak”, which sank off the Delaware coast in 1798. It includes the ship’s brief, and rather undistinguished, military career in the Dutch and British Navies; the tale of her shipwreck and alleged treasure; the many legends that arose after her sinking; and the various salvage attempts over the years. The author, an underwater archaeologist, also includes the story of his own successful excavation of the “HMS De Braak”.