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”.

Undiscovered

#C-8350
Wilson, Ian

ISBN/ISSN: 068807278X
Library of Congress: 86-73044
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Royal Charter, White Ship, Revenge, Golden Hind, Bonhomme Richard, Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria, Columbus
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 7″ x 10″
Pages: 192
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain -stated) was published by Michael O’Mara Books Ltd., London (1987), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition (stated) was published by Beech Tree Books/William Morrow and Company, Inc. (1987), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was reprinted in 1993 by Chancellor Books, London, in hardback with a laminated pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book is divided into 4 sections: Undiscovered Places, Undiscovered Graves, Undiscovered Wrecks and Undiscovered Treasure. The Undiscovered Wrecks section includes Henry I’s “White Ship”, Columbus’s ships, Sir Richard Grenville’s “Revenge”, Sir Francis Drake’s “Golden Hind”, John Paul Jones’s “Bonhomme Richard” and a wreck containing Greek statues. In the Undiscovered Treasure section, there is a chapter about the “Royal Charter”.

The World Atlas of Treasure

#C-8330
Wilson, Derek

ISBN/ISSN: 0002168774
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Dodington, 1622 Fleet, Atocha, Santa Margarita, Art McKee, 1733 Fleet, San Jose, Tom Gurr, Teddy Tucker, San Pedro, Kip Wagner, 1715 Fleet, Girona, Spanish Armada, Gran Griffon, Hollandia, Gilt Dragon, Batavia, General Grant, Lutine, Egypt, Association
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11.75″
Pages: 256
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket. A book club edition was published by Book Club Associates, London (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Pan Books Ltd., London (1982).
Description: This book includes a very large section on sunken treasure, and a somewhat smaller section on underwater archaeology. The sunken treasure section includes an overview of almost all the world’s successfully salvaged treasure wrecks. The archaeology section is limited to ancient shipwreck finds in the Mediterranean Sea.

Shipwreck – A History of Disasters at Sea

#C-8314
Willis, Sam

ISBN/ISSN: 9781847244505
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Mary Rose, La Trinidad Valencera, Vasa, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 10” x 11.75”
Pages: 191
Editions: The first UK edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Quercus Publishing Plc, London (2008), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This oversize book includes everything from ancient shipwrecks to modern wrecks.  One section of the book, “Galleons and Gold,” includes 3 wrecks excavated by archaeologists:  the “Mary Rose” (1545), “La Trinidad Valencera” (1588) and the “Vasa” (1628).

Sunken Treasure

#C-8310
Williams, Mark

ISBN/ISSN: 0304305022
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Association, Colossus
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 184
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Cassell Ltd., London (1980), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is the story of Roland Morris and his successful salvage of the “HMS Association” (sunk 1707) and the “HMS Colossus” (sunk 1798) off the Scilly Islands of England.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Deep Sea Treasure

#C-8300
Williams, Mark

ISBN/ISSN: 434866601
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Association, Witte Leeuw, Colossus, Hollandia
Comments: Includes a glossary; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 180
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by William Heinemann Ltd., London (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book gives a brief overview of the Spanish treasure fleets, a short history of diving and then includes a chapter about each of the following wrecks: the 1715 Fleet, the “HMS Association”, the “Witte Leeuw”, the “Hollandia” and the “HMS Colossus”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Diving for Treasure and Other Adventures Beneath the Sea

#C-8290
Williams, G.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laurentic, Lutine, Merida, Florencia, Tubantia, Grosvenor, Vigo Bay Galleons, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 157
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Faber and Gwyer, London (1926), in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket but there may have been one).
Description: This early book is mostly about sunken treasure, including chapters about the “Lutine”, the “Laurentic”, the “Merida”, the Spanish Armada wreck “Florencia”, the “Tubantia”, the “Grosvenor” and the Vigo Bay wrecks. There are also chapters about salvage methods and raising wrecks.  An excellent book.

Salvage!

#C-8280
Williams, David L.

ISBN/ISSN: 0711019630
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Edinburgh
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 160
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Ian Allen Ltd., London (1991), in paperback.
Description: This book is an overview of some of the great salvage operations of the 20th century, including ships, bombs, airplanes, submarines and oil platforms. Relative to treasure, the book includes a chapter about the gold bullion salvaged from the “HMS Edinburgh”, a WWII British cruiser sunk in 1942 in the Barrets Sea.

Missing Treasure

#C-8260
Williams, Adam

ISBN/ISSN: 0865920419
Library of Congress: 80-28617
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 7″ x 9″
Pages: 24
Editions: The first edition was published by Piper Books Ltd., London (1980) in paperback. A US edition was published by Ray Bourke Publishing Company, Windermere, Florida (1981), in hardback with a pictorial binding (I’ve never seen a dust jacket but there may have been one) and paperback.
Description: This juvenile book is an overview about some of the world’s great lost treasures (land and sea). It includes a short chapter about the “Florida Galleons” (referring to the 1715 Fleet).

Treasure Hunting – The Treasure Hunter’s Own Book of Land Caches and Bullion Wrecks

#C-8250
Wilkins, Harold T.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.5″ x 10″
Pages: 320
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Ivor Nicholson & Watson, London (1932), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition (not stated) was published by Bruce Humphries, Inc., Boston (1939), in hardback with a dust jacket. The Rio Grande Press, Inc., Glorieta, New Mexico republished the book in 1973 in hardback (no dust jacket issued). A paperback edition was published in 1989 by The Rio Grande Press.
Description: This excellent book recounts some of the great land and sea treasure tales. The references to sunken treasures are too numerous to mention specific wrecks, with more than 100 briefly described. The last chapter of the book tells of the successful salvage of the “Egypt”. One of the “Top 75 Books”.