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”.

Diving for Treasure and Other Adventures Beneath the Sea

#C-8290
Williams, G.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laurentic, Lutine, Merida, Florencia, Tubantia, Grosvenor, Vigo Bay Galleons, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 157
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Faber and Gwyer, London (1926), in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket but there may have been one).
Description: This early book is mostly about sunken treasure, including chapters about the “Lutine”, the “Laurentic”, the “Merida”, the Spanish Armada wreck “Florencia”, the “Tubantia”, the “Grosvenor” and the Vigo Bay wrecks. There are also chapters about salvage methods and raising wrecks.  An excellent book.

Pirate Treasure

#C-8240
Wilkins, Harold T.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Le Chameau, Merida, Lutine, Vigo Bay Galleons, Egypt, Grosvenor, General Grant
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 409
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York City (1937), in hardback with a dust jacket. Dutton also published a second printing in 1937, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book contains a multitude of land and sea treasure tales. Among the sunken treasure stories are the 1715 Fleet (with a few inaccuracies), “Le Chameau”, the “Merida”, the “Lutine”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “Egypt”, the “Grosvenor” and the “General Grant”. This is excellent reading but lacking in details.

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.

Deep-Sea Salvage

#C-8170
Whyte, A. Gowans and Robert L. Hadfield

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt, Grosvenor, Thetis, Florencia, Vigo Bay Galleons, Merida, Lutine, Spanish Armada
Comments: Author’s last name is spelled “Whyte” on the title page, but is spelled “White” on the spine of the book; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 244
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., London (1933), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is primarily about salvage, as opposed to sunken treasure, but contains a good amount of information about the efforts made to recover treasure from the “Egypt”, the “Grosvenor”, the “Thetis”, the “Florencia”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “Merida”, and the “Lutine”.

Underwater Africa

#C-7955
Venter, Al J.

ISBN/ISSN: 36001459
Library of Congress: 71-170362
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Meeresteijn, Middelberg, Grosvenor
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.5” x 11.25”
Pages: 164
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Purnell & Sons SA (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town, South Africa (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book describes a variety of diving adventures around Africa, including marine life, sharks, underwater mining and shipwrecks.  One chapter describes three treasure wrecks, the “Meeresteijn”, the “Middelberg” (carrying porcelain), and the “Grosvenor”, while another chapter recounts the excavation of a Roman galley off the Tunisian coast.

Treasure Trove – An Annotated Bibliography of Books Concerning Sunken Gold, Lost Mines and Buried Treasure

#C-7900
Underbrink, Robert L.

Library of Congress: 74-80123
Category: Bibliography
Keywords: Lutine, Grosvenor, General Grant, Vigo Bay Galleons
Size: 6.75″ x 9.25″
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Lamplighter Press, Carlinville, Illinois (1974), in hardback (no dust jacket issued) and paperback.
Description: This book includes both land and sunken treasure books and consists of 3 parts: Part 1 – Seven brief sketches of lost treasures (including the “Lutine”, “Grosvenor”, “General Grant” and the Vigo Bay, Spain galleons); Part 2 – An annotated bibliography of 149 books; and Part 3 – A selected list of periodical articles (on treasures). Excellent annotations. Author was a librarian in Carlinville, Illinois and this is really an annotated listing of the treasure-related books in that library.

Shipwrecks & Salvage in South Africa – 1505 to the Present

#C-7880
Turner, Malcolm

ISBN/ISSN: 0869773879
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Meeresteijn, Reijgersdaal, Grosvenor
Comments: Includes a bibliography; includes an alphabetical, a chronological and a geographical listing of South African shipwrecks; illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11.25″
Pages: 224
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by C. Struik, Cape Town, South Africa (1988), in hardback with a dust jacket.  A second printing was published by New Holland/Struik in 1999 in hardback with a dust jacket, which is still in print.
Description: This book details virtually all the known shipwrecks in South Africa. It includes chapters on shipbuilding, the causes of shipwrecks, cargos, survivals, and salvage methods. It also tells of some of the treasure hunts and salvage operations resulting from African shipwrecks, including the stories of the “Meerestein”, “Reigersdaal” and “Grosvenor”.

Full Fathom Five

#C-7545
Syme, N.R. (Neville Roland)

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laurentic, Lutine, Grosvenor, Vigo Bay Galleons
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.25″ x 7.5″
Pages: 232
Editions: The first edition (First Published- stated) was published by Peter Lunn, London (1946), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the history of deep sea exploration, including diving and early submarines. There is a chapter about the salvage of the “Laurentic” and another chapter than includes the story of the “HMS Lutine”, the “Grosvenor” and the Vigo Bay galleons.