Treasure Hunt

#C-7510
Sullivan, George

ISBN/ISSN: 0805005692
Library of Congress: 87-8791
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Adolescent; includes a brief bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 150
Editions: The first edition (First Edition – stated) was published by Henry Holt and Company, New York City (1987), in hardback with a dust jacket. A book club edition was also published by Henry Holt (1987), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1987).
Description: This adolescent book tells the story of Mel Fisher’s 16 year search for the wreck of the Spanish galleon, “Atocha”, and his successful salvage of 40 tons of gold and silver from the wreck.

Seventy Fathoms Deep

#C-6950
Scott, David

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt, Elisabethville, SORIMA
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.75″
Pages: 288
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Faber & Faber Limited, London (1931), in hardback with a dust jacket. There was a second hardback impression in 1932 (some with red boards and some with green boards), a third impression in 1934, and a fourth impression in 1935 (all stated). A US edition (Authorized Edition – stated) was published by Henry Holt and Company, New York City (probably in 1932 – no date is stated), in hardback with a dust jacket. Some editions have a map bound in the back of the book.
Description: This book is the story of the search for lost diamonds on the sunken ship, “Elizabethville”, and the search for the sunken P&O liner, “Egypt”, in the late 1920’s. It is the prequel to “The Egypt’s Gold” (#C-6940).  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Treasure!

#C-6640
Rieseberg, Harry E.

ISBN/ISSN: 974520217
Library of Congress: 56-10041
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Merida, Hussar, De Braak, Santissima Concepcion
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 122
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Henry Holt and Company, New York City (1957), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This adolescent book combines land and sunken treasure, and fact with fable (as in all Rieseberg books). There is a chapter about sunken treasures off the eastern US coast that includes the “Merida”, “Hussar” and the “HMS De Braak”, and a chapter about the “Santissima Concepcion” which sank near Margarita Island off the coast of Venezuela.

My Compass Points to Treasure

#C-6600
Rieseberg, Harry E.

ISBN/ISSN: 974520115
Library of Congress: 55-5895
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Adolescent, illustrated
Size: 5.5 x 8.25 Pages: 148
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Henry Holt and Company, New York City (1955), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first UK edition (First Printed – stated) was published by Wm. Collins Sons and Co. Ltd., London (1961) in hardback with a dust jacket, and reprinted in 1963 and 1966.
Description: This adolescent book tells of the author’s adventures aboard the ship, “Cholita”, looking for sunken treasure in the Caribbean. I suspect much of this story is exaggerated.