The 1715 Fleet Bibliography

#C-8155
Westrick, Robert F. and David S. Crooks

Category: Bibliography
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Limited to 200 copies
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 184
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the authors, Clarendon Hills, Illinois (2014), in paperback.
Description: This exhaustive bibliography of 1715 Fleet publications includes books, magazine & newspaper articles, Plus Ultra newsletter articles, auction catalogs, unpublished reports & manuscripts, original archival material, as well as documentaries and museums.

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.

Skin & Scuba Diver’s Digest

#C-7360
Springer, Robert R.

ISBN: 0695805223
Library of Congress: 74-25252
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner
Comments: Includes a glossary; illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 10.75″
Pages: 288
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by DBI Books, Inc., Northfield, Illinois (1975), in paperback.
Description: This book covers all aspects of skin and scuba diving, including a chapter on underwater search, salvage and treasure hunting. Half of this chapter is about technique, and the other half tells the story of Kip Wagner’s salvage of the 1715 Fleet.

Treasure Trails – Vol. 2

#C-6822
Santschi, R.J.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Starts on page 127 and ends on page 267; illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 7.75”
Pages: 141
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Century Press, Glen Ellyn, Illinois (1938), in paperback.  A revised edition (stated) was published by the Century Press (1949), in paperback.
Description: While the majority of this book is about lost mines and buried treasures, it has a chapter about sunken treasure.  It briefly mentions a number of well-known treasure wrecks, and then tells the story of Peter Sorensen, a Danish diver, and his successful salvage of the French corvette, “Dordogne”, and a British Indiaman, the “Royal Crown”.  I strongly suspect the Peter Sorensen story is fictional.

Treasure Trails – Vol. 1 (Treasure Seeker’s Library)

#C-6821
Santschi, R.J.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6” x 9”
Pages: 133
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Century Press, Oak Park, Illinois (1938), in paperback and was limited to 500 copies (according to the 1973 Doodlebug Edition).  A revised edition was published under the title, “Doodlebug Edition of Treasure Trails” by the Century Press (1949), in paperback.  Examino Press, El Sequndo, Colorado, published a paperback printing of the “Doodlebug Edition” in 1973.
Description:
While the majority of this book is about land treasures and lost mines, it contains one chapter about sunken treasure.  In it the author provides a very brief description of 10 wrecks and the attempts to recover the treasure.

Treasure Lost at Sea

#C-6468
Rao, Lisa

ISBN/ISSN: 0757819966
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1622 Fleet, Atocha
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 6.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 32
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Rigby, Barrington, Illinois (2002), in paperback.
Description: This juvenile book tells the story of the search and salvage of the “Nuestra Senora de Atocha” shipwreck.

Bibliography of Important Shipwreck Auction Catalogs

#C-2482
Crooks, David S.

Category: Bibliography
Comments: Limited to 100 copies
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 81
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the author, Clarendon Hills, Illinois (2004), in paperback.
Description:
This annotated bibliography of shipwreck auction catalogs includes only catalogs where the entire catalog is shipwreck material, or where a particular section of the catalog includes shipwreck material.