The Wreck of the Zuytdorp

#C-6340
Playford, P.E.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Zuytdorp
Comments: Pamphlet; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 36
Editions: The first edition was a magazine article published in the “Journal and Proceedings of the Western Australia Historical Society”, 1959, Vol. 5, Part 5, pp. 5-41. In 1960, the Western Australia Historical Society reprinted the article in pamphlet form. The pamphlet was reprinted in 1974, 1976, 1984, 1987 and 1995.
Description: This pamphlet, which is a magazine article reprint, tells the history of the sinking of the Dutch East Indiaman, “Zuytdorp”, which sank off the Western Australia coast in 1712. It also tells of the search for the ship in the 1950s, the research used to positively identify the wreck and early salvage efforts.

Shipwreck!

#C-5953
Nash, F.H.

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Amsterdam
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.25” x 11.75”
Pages: 23
Editions: The first edition (First Impression – stated) was published by Berfort Reproductions, St. Leonards-On-Sea, UK (1984) in paperback.
Description: This booklet tells the story of the sinking and salvage of the Dutch East Indiaman, “Amsterdam”, beached near Hastings, England in 1749.

The Wreck of the Amsterdam

#C-5040
Marsden, Peter

ISBN/ISSN: 009119850X
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Amsterdam
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 288
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., London (1974), in hardback with a dust jacket. Hutchinson published a second revised edition (stated) in 1985 in paperback. The first US edition (First Published in the United States – stated) was published by Stein and Day, Publishers, New York City (1975), in hardback with a dust jacket. This book was also published in Dutch under the title, “De Laatste Reis Van De Amsterdam”, by De Boer Maritieme Handboeken (1974).
Description: This book is the story of the salvage of the Dutch East Indiaman, “Amsterdam”, beached near Hastings, England in 1749 laden with silver bullion. The author is one of the archaeologists who worked on the wreck.

The Nanking Cargo

#C-3880
Hatcher, Michael and Antony Thorncroft

ISBN/ISSN: 0241121175
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Geldermalsen, ceramics
Comments: Lavishly illustrated
Size: 7.75″ x 10.75″
Pages: 176
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Hamish Hamilton, London (1987), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is the story of the search for, and salvage of, the “Geldermalsen”, a Dutch East Indiaman that sank in 1752 off the coast of Singapore (also known as the Nanking Cargo wreck). The wreck was salvaged by Michael Hatcher in 1985 and yielded an astounding cargo of Chinese porcelain and much gold.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Batavia

#C-3152
Fitzsimons, Peter

ISBN/ISSN: 9781864710403
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Batavia
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.5”
Pages: 490
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by William Heinemann, North Sydney, Australia (2011), in hardback with a dust jacket.  Many of the first editions came in a blue storage box.
Description: This book tells the story of the Dutch East Indiaman, “Batavia,” which wrecked off   Western Australia in 1629 on her maiden voyage.  The story includes the mutiny aboard, the   shipwreck, the massacre of many passengers, the rescue of the survivors, the punishment of the mutineers, and in 1963, the finding of the wreck.