Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia

#C-8420
Zinck, Jack

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Le Chameau, Feversham
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.75″
Pages: 236
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Lancelot Press Limited, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada (1975), in paperback.
Description: This book briefly documents about 50 shipwrecks in Nova Scotia, including the salvage of the treasure ships, “Le Chameau” and “Faversham” (usually called “Feversham”).

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”.

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.

Panorama of Treasure Hunting

#C-8230
Wilkins, Harold T.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Merida, Central America, Hussar, Vigo Bay Galleons, Le Chameau, Telemaque
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 582
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York City (1940), in hardback with a dust jacket. There was also a second printing (stated) in 1940, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book relates numerous treasure stories from all over the globe, both land and sea. Among the sunken treasure stories are the “Merida”, the “SS Central America”, the “Hussar”, the Vigo Bay galleons, “Le Chameau”, and the “Telemaque”. Much of the information in this book is also contained in the author’s earlier books.

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.

Seaweed and Gold

#C-7464
Storm, Alex and Brian Shaw

ISBN/ISSN: 0973077204
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Le Chameau, Feversham, Sovereign, Tilbury, St. Michael, Louisbourg Treasure
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 192
Editions: The first edition (First Printing – stated) was published by the author, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada (2002), in paperback.  A second expanded edition (stated) was published by the author (2011), in paperback.
Description: This book describes the author’s successful salvage of both “Le Chameau” and the “Feversham” off the Nova Scotia coast. It also discusses several yet-to-be-found treasure wrecks in the same area…the “Sovereign”, the “Tilbury” and the “St. Michael”. Also discussed is the “Louisbourg treasure”…several chests of treasure that reportedly fell into a local lake in 1758 while being moved across a bridge.

Canada’s Treasure Hunt

#C-7460
Storm, Alex and Brian Shaw

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Le Chameau
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 4.25″ x 7″
Pages: 152
Editions: The first edition (1st Printing – stated) was published by Greywood Publishing Limited, Winnipeg, Canada (1967), in paperback.
Description: This book recounts the history, the search for, and the successful gold recovery from “Le Chameau” in the waters off Cape Breton, Canada. This book was printed and distributed only in Canada.

Treasure Hunting

#C-7400
Steiger, Brad

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Le Chameau, Atlantic, Merida, Hussar, Rommel
Comments: Includes listing of treasures by state
Size: 4.25″ x 7″
Pages: 187
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Ace Books, New York City (1967), in paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of 34 lost, buried and sunken treasures, with a few pages being devoted to each…and then lists 150 lost treasures on a state-by-state basis. Sunken treasure stories include “Le Chameau”, the “Atlantic”, the “Merida”, the “Hussar”, and Rommel’s lost treasure from World War II dumped off the island of Corsica.

True Tales of Buried Treasure

#C-7220
Snow, Edward Rowe

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Whydah, William Phips, Concepcion, De Braak, Hussar, Le Chameau
Comments: Illustrated
Size; 5.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 272
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1951), in hardback with a dust jacket. A special limited edition of 146 copies was produced of the 1951 book, with each copy “signed by the author and containing pirate treasure found by the author and described in the last chapter.” The book has been reprinted in hardback at least 16 times (with all printings subsequent to the first edition stated). The book was then revised in 1960. A UK edition was published by Alvin Redman, London (1963), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is one of the all time treasure hunting classics, written by a master storyteller. The book includes 18 chapters of the most famous treasure stories and the author’s personal treasure hunting adventures, several of which concern sunken treasure (contrary to the title). Included are the story of William Phips finding the “Concepcion” near Hispaniola; the pirate ship, “Whydah”, which sank off the coast of Cape Cod; “Le Chameau” which sank off Nova Scotia in 1725; the “Hussar” which sank just north of what was then New York City in 1780; the “HMS De Braak” which sank off the Delaware coast in 1798; and the author’s trip to Bermuda searching for sunken Spanish galleons.

Ghosts, Gales and Gold

#C-7170
Snow, Edward Rowe

ISBN/ISSN: 0396066585
Library of Congress: 72-3936
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: General Grant, Egypt, Le Chameau, Niagara
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 263
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1972), in hardback with a dust jacket. Dodd Mead also published a second printing (stated) in hardback with a dust jacket in 1972. There were at least 3 additional printings (one by the Cornwall Press and one by the Pilot Press).
Description: This book of nautical tales includes the stories of four treasure wrecks: “Le Chameau”, the “Egypt”, the “Niagara” and the “General Grant”.