Strange Shipwrecks of the Southern Seas

#C-1770
Burman, Jose

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Huys te Craijestein, Meeresteijn
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 7″ x 9.75″
Pages: 186
Editions: The first edition was published by C. Struik, Cape Town, South Africa (1968), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first 300 copies produced of this book contain a printing error. In the erroneous books, there is a picture of the famous 4-funnel ship, the “Lusitania”, across from page 157. In the corrected books, there is a 1-funnel ship across from page 157 (a different “Lusitania” than the famous liner sunk at the outset of World War I).
Description: This book details factual accounts of 30 unusual shipwrecks off the coast of Africa.  It includes 2 chapters about treasure wrecks: “Huys te Craijestein” which sank in 1698 and “Meeresteijn” which went down in 1702.

Great Shipwrecks off the Coast of Southern Africa

#C-1760
Burman, Jose

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Grosvenor, Birkenhead
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7″ x 9.75″
Pages: 155
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by C. Struik, Cape Town, South Africa (1967), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book chronicles 22 wrecks off the coast of South Africa, including the “Grosvenor”, which sank in 1782 and the “Birkenhead” which sank in 1852…both of which have had numerous salvage attempts over the years.