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”.

Treasure Tales – Shipwrecks & Salvage

#C-6980
Sebring, Thomas H.

ISBN/ISSN: 0961773502
Library of Congress: 86-072052
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Atocha, Maravillas, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, Batavia, Gilt Dragon, De Liefde, Akerendam, Vigo Bay Galleons, Association, Lucayan Beach Wreck, Whydah, Le Chameau, De Braak, Athenienne, Slot ter Hooge, Hollandia, Meeresteijn
Comments: Includes a bibliography and worldwide listing of salvaged treasure wrecks; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Cooke Publishing Company, Devon, Pennsylvania (1986), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book has it all…chapters on the Spanish treasure fleets; Dutch, English and French treasure wrecks; captured treasure from ships; pirate wrecks; treasure coins; and treasure hunters. Shipwrecks include the “Concepcion”, the “Atocha”, the “Maravillas”, the 1715 Fleet, the 1733 Fleet, the “Batavia”, the “Vergulde Draeck” (Gilt Dragon), the “De Liefde”, the “Akerendam”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “HMS Association”, the Lucayan Beach wreck (“Nuestra Senora de los Remedios”), the “Whydah”, “Le Chameau”, the “HMS De Braak”, the “Athenienne”, the “Slot ter Hooge”, the “Hollandia”, and the “Meeresteijn”. The book even includes a worldwide listing of salvaged treasure wrecks. It is a factual reference.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Wreck Detectives

#C-5590
McDonald, Kendall

ISBN/ISSN: 0245508996
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: De Liefde, Association, Amsterdam, Girona, La Trinidad Valencera, Assurance, Abergavenny, Spanish Armada
Comments: Same book as “Treasure Beneath the Sea” (#C-5570); includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 392
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London (1972), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first American edition (stated) was published under the title, “Treasure Beneath the Sea”, by A.S. Barnes & Co., Inc., Cranbury, New Jersey (1974), in hardback with a dust jacket and is a large oversize book.
Description: This book overviews underwater archaeological projects off the coasts of England in which the author was an active participant. Included are the “De Liefde”, “HMS Association”, “Amsterdam”, the “Earl of Abergavenny”, the “HMS Assurance” and two Spanish Armada wrecks: “Girona”, and “La Trinidad Valencera”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

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”.

Treasure Beneath the Sea

#C-5570
McDonald, Kendall

ISBN/ISSN: 0498014010
Library of Congress: 73-3931
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: De Liefde, Association, Amsterdam, Girona, La Trinidad Valencera, Earl of Abergavenny, Assurance, Spanish Armada
Comments: See McDonald, Kendall, “The Wreck Detectives” (#C-5590)
Size: 9.25″ x 12.25″
Pages: 192

The Second Underwater Book

#C-5569
McDonald, Kendall -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 720700132
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Association, De Liefde
Comments: Anthology; illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.75”
Pages: 224
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Pelham Books Ltd., London (1970), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description:
This anthology includes a wide range of diving-related topics.  Two chapters tell of the wreck and salvage of the “HMS Association” off the Isles of Scilly in 1707 and the “De Liefde”, which sank in 1711 off the Skerrie Islands.  The chapter about the “HMS Association” is written by Richard Larn, while the chapter about the “De Liefde” is by Alan Bax.   The book also has stories about diving World War II wrecks, salvaging lead ingots and elephant tusks, exploring sunken cities in the Holy Land, and photographing creatures of the sea.

The Great Treasure Hunts

#C-3320
Furneaux, Rupert

Library of Congress: 69-18366
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion, Florencia, Association, De Liefde, Le Chameau, 1715 Fleet, Thetis, Lutine, Grosvenor, Egypt, Hussar, Vigo Bay Galleons, Laurentic, Niagara, William Phips, Spanish Armada
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 236
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Odams Books, UK (1969), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition (First Published in the United States – stated) was published by the Taplinger Publishing Company, New York City (1969), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: While this book describes both land and sunken treasures, most of the book is about sunken treasure. The sunken treasures include the “Concepcion”, the “Florencia” of the Spanish Armada, the “HMS Association”, the “De Liefde”, the “Chameau”, the 1715 Fleet off the Florida coast, the “Thetis” off the Brazilian coast, the “Grosvenor” off the South African coast, the “Egypt”, the “Hussar”, the “Lutine”, the Vigo Bay galleons in Spain, the “Laurentic”, and the “Niagara” off the New Zealand coast.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Early Divers

#C-2412
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”.

Buried & Sunken Treasure

#C-1990
Chorlton, Windsor -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 0856850632
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Association, De Liefde, Hollandia
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11.5″
Pages: 120
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Marshall Cavendish, London (1974), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: While this book touches on many shipwrecks in British waters, it provides a good overview of the “HMS Association”, “De Liefde” and the “Hollandia”. It also includes a brief overview of Caribbean shipwrecks, British land archaeological recoveries, and lost pirate hoards.