Treasure Seekers

#C-6670
Roden, Hans

Library of Congress: 67-23088
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt, Lutine, Hampshire, Oceana, Vigo Bay Galleons, Florencia, Spanish Armada, Grosvenor, Telemaque, Rommel
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 208
Editions: The first edition was published by Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft, Jugenheim/Bergstrasse (1963) under the title “Schatzsucher”. The first English language edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London (1966), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition was published by Walker and Company, New York City (1967), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the story of buried and sunken treasures, both lost and found.  Approximately two-thirds of the book concerns sunken treasure, including the “Lutine”, “Oceana”, “HMS Hampshire”, Vigo Bay galleons, “Florencia”, “Grosvenor”, “Telemaque”, and Rommel’s World War II treasure lost off the coast of Corsica.

Buried Treasure

#C-6450
Quarrell, Charles

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 212
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by MacDonald & Evans Ltd., London (1955), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: While this book is mostly about land treasures, as the title implies, it does contain a chapter about the Spanish Armada ship, “Florencia”, which was wrecked off the Isle of Mull, Scotland, in 1588.

Buried Treasure

#C-6450
Quarrell, Charles

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 212
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by MacDonald & Evans Ltd., London (1955), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: While this book is mostly about land treasures, as the title implies, it does contain a chapter about the Spanish Armada ship, “Florencia”, which was wrecked off the Isle of Mull, Scotland, in 1588.

Modern Adventures Under the Sea

#C-6440
Pringle, Patrick

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Spanish Armada, Laurentic
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 240
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Franklin Watts, Inc., New York City (1959), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells of mans’ evolution in undersea activities. As such, it tells the story of diving, submarines, underwater exploration, and shipwrecks. The book has a chapter about ancient shipwrecks, and one about modern treasure salvage (including the Spanish Armada wreck, “Florencia”, and the “Laurentic”).

Diving for Science

#C-6380
Poole, Lynn

Library of Congress: 55-9550
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Looe, Florencia, Spanish Armada, 1733 Fleet
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 160
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Whittlesey House, New York City (1955), in hardback with a dust jacket. There were at least 8 subsequent printings of this book (which are noted with the copyright information).
Description: This adolescent book discusses the latest findings in the field of oceanography, and explains some of the physics of diving. It also includes a chapter on sunken treasure that briefly tells the story of the Spanish Armada shipwreck, “Florencia”, the “HMS Looe” and 1733 Fleet.

The Book of Pirate Treasures

#C-6100
Paine, Ralph D.

ISBN/ISSN: 0873801776
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Lutine, Florencia, Vigo Bay Galleons, William Phips, Thetis, Concepcion, Spanish Armada
Comments: See Paine, Ralph D., “The Book of Buried Treasure” (#C-6090)
Size: 7.75″ x 9.75″
Pages: 434

The Book of Buried Treasure

#C-6090
Paine, Ralph D.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Lutine, Florencia, Vigo Bay Galleons, William Phips, Thetis, Concepcion, Spanish Armada
Comments: Same book as “The Book of Pirate Treasures” (#C-6100); illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 425
Editions: The first US edition (not stated) was published by Sturgis & Walton Company, New York City (1911), in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket but there may have been one). The first UK edition (not stated) was published by William Heinemann, London (1911), in hardback (again, I’ve never seen a dust jacket but there may have been one). The book was republished in the US by The Macmillan Company, New York City (1922) in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket on this edition either, but there may have been one). A second printing of the Macmillan edition was published in 1926. The book was again republished in the US by the Arno Press, New York City (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by the Rio Grande Press, Glorieta, New Mexico (1992), under the title “The Book of Pirate Treasures”.
Description: This book is “a true history of the gold, jewels, and plate of pirates, galleons, etc., which are sought for to this day”. Contrary to its title, about half of the book regards sunken treasure…the rest of it is land treasure. It includes chapters about the “Thetis”, the Spanish Armada galleon, “Florencia”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “Lutine” and William Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Tobermory Treasure – The True Story of a Fabulous Armada Galleon

#C-5670
McLeay, Alison

ISBN/ISSN: 0851774016
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 192
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Conway Maritime Press, London (1986), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the story of the author’s search for, and partial salvage of, the “Florencia” (a.k.a. the Tobermory Galleon). The “Florencia” was a Spanish Armada galleon rumored to have 30 million pounds in gold aboard when it sank in 1588 in Tobermory Bay, near the Isle of Mull, Scotland.

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”.

The Wonders of Salvage

#C-5450
Masters, David

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Spanish Armada, Lutine, Skyro, Oceana, Hamilla Mitchell, Laurentic
Comments: Adult version of “The Boys’ Book of Salvage” (#C-5410), illustrated
Size: 5.25″ x 7.75″
Pages: 235
Editions: The first edition was published by John Lane The Bodley Head Limited, London (1924), in hardback (probably with a dust jacket). A second revised edition (stated) was also published in 1924 in hardback (probably with a dust jacket). Many subsequent editions were also published in the UK by John Lane The Bodley Head and Eyre & Spottiswoode. The first American edition was published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1924), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: The first half of this book covers treasure salvage and includes the Spanish Armada ship, “Florencia”, “HMS. Lutine”, “Skyro”, the “Oceana”, the “Hamilla Mitchell” and the “Laurentic”. The second half of the book is about the salvage of modern ships and non-precious cargoes, much of it related to World War I.