Treasure Seekers – The World’s Great Fortunes Lost and Found

McIntosh, Dr. Jane

ISBN/ISSN: 1842220640
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Gran Griffon, San Juan de Sicilia, Girona, Spanish Armada, Kronan, Prince de Conty, Adelaar, Blessing of Burntisland, Charles I, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, 1622 Fleet, Central America, Batavia, Zuytdorp, Gilt Dragon, Rapid, Geldermalsen, Edinburgh, Admiral Nakhimov, Witte Leeuw, Dodington, Hartwell
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 9.5″ x 11.25″
Pages: 192
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Carlton Books Limited, London (2000), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This well-illustrated, coffee table book overviews many of the world’s sunken, buried buried and war treasures. It also includes many of the world’s great archaeological treasures. Shipwrecks noted include: “El Gran Griffon”, “San Juan de Sicilia”, and “Girona” from the Spanish Armada; “Kronan”, “Prince de Conty”, “Adelaar”, “Blessing of Burntisland”, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, 1622 Fleet, “SS Central America”, “Batavia”, “Zuytdorp”, “Vergulde Draeck (Gilt Dragon)”, “Rapid”, “Geldermalsen”, “Edinburgh”, “Admiral Nakhimov”, “Witte Leeuw”, “Dodington”, and “Hartwell”.

Treasure Hunt

Earle, Peter

ISBN/ISSN: 9780413776389
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion; William Phips, Thetis, Vigo Bay Galleons, Merchant Royal, Atocha, Santa Margarita, 1622 Fleet, Maravillas, Florencia, Vasa, Campen, Charles, Jesus Maria del la Limpia Concepcion, Santo Christo de Castello, Guinea Frigate, San Jose, Slot ter Hooge, Vansittart, Meresteijn, Princess Louisa, Dodington, Hollandia, Royal Anne Galley, Gran Grifon, Edinburgh, Adelaar, Anna Catharina, tVliegent Hart, Triumphant, Royal George, Hartwell, Abergavenny, Maracaibo
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.5”
Pages: 383
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Methuen Publishing Ltd., London (2007), in hardback with a dust jacket.  A paperback edition was published by Methuen in 2008.  A US edition (First US Edition – stated) was published by Thomas Dunne Books, New York City (2008) in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is about the early days of professional sunken treasure hunting (1687-1830s)…beginning with William Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion” and ending with development of a “modern” diving suit.  It is significant to the treasure hunter because it specifies what treasure was reportedly aboard a multitude of shipwrecks and what was actually recovered between 1687 and the 1830s.

Early Divers

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”.