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”.

True Stories of Sunken Treasure

#C-8145
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 189375801X
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, San Fernando, Lucayan Beach Wreck, Maravillas, Las Cinque Chagas, Atocha, Santa Margarita, Tumbaga Bars
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 112
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Crossed Anchors Salvage, Lake Worth, Florida (2005), in paperback.
Description: This book is mostly about the author’s exploits salvaging treasure wrecks off the coast of Florida and in the Caribbean.  Some of the 16 stories were previously published in “Treasure Quest Magazine”, which the author owned and edited in the late 1990s…and some of the stories are new material.  In addition to chapters about the 1715 Fleet, the 1733 Fleet (including the “San Fernando” which no one has yet located), the Lucayan Beach Wreck, the “Maravillas”, “Las Cinque Chagas”, the “Atocha” and “Santa Margarita”, and the Tumbaga Bars Wreck, there are also stories about Cuban treasure wrecks, wrecks in the Azores, treasures on Tortuga island, and wrecks on “The Cobblers” reef off Barbados.  The author is the most successful salvor of the 1715 Fleet wrecks and many of his better finds are described in this book.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

In the Wake of the Golden Galleons

#C-8000
Volker, Roy and Dick Richmond

Library of Congress: 76-44066
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Maravillas, Mel Fisher, Art Hartman, Robert Marx
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 149
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by OroQuest Press, St. Louis, Missouri (1976), in paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of Roy Volker’s quest for the “Maravillas” treasure in the 1960s. It includes adventures with Mel Fisher, Art Hartman and Bob Marx.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

In Search of the Golden Madonna

#C-7750
Tippin, G. Lee and Herbert Humphreys Jr.

ISBN/ISSN: 0938936867
Library of Congress: 88-33528
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Maravillas
Comments: Includes a short bibliography and a list of recipes the crew used while salvaging the wreck; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 168
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Daring Publishing Group, Canton, Ohio (1989), in paperback.
Description: This book is the story of Herbert Humphreys and his exploits salvaging sunken treasure from the “Maravillas” which sank in 1656 on Little Bahama Bank.

Documentation of the Indians of the Florida Keys & Miami 1513-1765

#C-7535
Swanson, Gail

ISBN/ISSN: 0741416387
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Maravillas
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 10.75″
Pages: 136
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by InfinityPublishing.com, Haverford, Pennsylvania (2003) in paperback.
Description: This scholarly chronologic history of the Florida Keys, based on original documents, includes several pages about the sinking of the 1622 Fleet, and the subsequent salvage attempts on the “Atocha” and its sister ship, the “Santa Margarita”. Additionally, there is quite extensive coverage of the sinking of the “Maravillas” and the various salvage attempts made on this wreck. Brief mentions are also made regarding the 1715 and 1733 Fleets.

Treasure Tales – Shipwrecks & Salvage

#C-6980
Sebring, Thomas H.

ISBN/ISSN: 0961773502
Library of Congress: 86-072052
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Atocha, Maravillas, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, Batavia, Gilt Dragon, De Liefde, Akerendam, Vigo Bay Galleons, Association, Lucayan Beach Wreck, Whydah, Le Chameau, De Braak, Athenienne, Slot ter Hooge, Hollandia, Meeresteijn
Comments: Includes a bibliography and worldwide listing of salvaged treasure wrecks; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Cooke Publishing Company, Devon, Pennsylvania (1986), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book has it all…chapters on the Spanish treasure fleets; Dutch, English and French treasure wrecks; captured treasure from ships; pirate wrecks; treasure coins; and treasure hunters. Shipwrecks include the “Concepcion”, the “Atocha”, the “Maravillas”, the 1715 Fleet, the 1733 Fleet, the “Batavia”, the “Vergulde Draeck” (Gilt Dragon), the “De Liefde”, the “Akerendam”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “HMS Association”, the Lucayan Beach wreck (“Nuestra Senora de los Remedios”), the “Whydah”, “Le Chameau”, the “HMS De Braak”, the “Athenienne”, the “Slot ter Hooge”, the “Hollandia”, and the “Meeresteijn”. The book even includes a worldwide listing of salvaged treasure wrecks. It is a factual reference.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 2 – The 1654 “Capitana” & 1655 “Almiranta”

#C-6522
Richards, Ernie “SeaScribe”

ISBN/ISSN: 9780974470528
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Capitana, Maravillas, 1654 Fleet
Comments: Pamphlet; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 48
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by EN RADA Publications, West Palm Beach, Florida (2007), in paperback.
Description: This outstanding pamphlet describes the gold and silver coinage recovered from the “Capitana” of the 1654 Fleet (“Jesus Maria del la Limpia Concepcion”) and the “Almiranta” of the 1655 Fleet (“Nuestra Senora de las Maravillas”).  The background materials tells how the treasure was originally loaded aboard the “Capitana” in Ecuador, sank, was partially salvaged, was transferred to the “Maravillas”, and sank again off Little Bahama Banks in 1656.  The booklet includes the heraldic devices, mints, assayers, and counter stamps of the coins from both shipwrecks. 

Scuba America – Volume One – The Human History of Sport Diving

#C-6130
Parry, Zale and Albert Tillman

ISBN/ISSN:  1928638031
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner, Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet, Maravillas, Robert Marx, San Pedro, Teddy Tucker, Matanceros Wreck, Barry Clifford, Whydah, Burt Webber, Concepcion, 1733 Fleet, Art Mckee, Central America
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 9.25” x 12.25”
Pages: 501
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Whalestooth Publishing, Olga, WA (2001), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description:
This massive book includes 42 events in the history of skin and scuba diving.  One of these events is about “treasure wrecks” and includes brief stories about Kip Wagner and the 1715 Fleet, Mel Fisher and the “Atocha” (1622 Fleet), Art McKee and the 1733 Fleet, Bob Marx and the “Maravillas” and the Matanceros Reef wrecks, Teddy Tucker and the “San Pedro” in Bermuda, Burt Webber and the “Concepcion”, Tommy Thompson and the “S.S. Central America,” and Barry Clifford and the “Whydah”. 

Scuba America – Volume One – The Human History of Sport Diving

#C-6130
Parry, Zale and Albert Tillman

ISBN/ISSN:  1928638031
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner, Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet, Maravillas, Robert Marx, San Pedro, Teddy Tucker, Matanceros Wreck, Barry Clifford, Whydah, Burt Webber, Concepcion, 1733 Fleet, Art Mckee, Central America
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 9.25” x 12.25”
Pages: 501
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Whalestooth Publishing, Olga, WA (2001), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description:
This massive book includes 42 events in the history of skin and scuba diving.  One of these events is about “treasure wrecks” and includes brief stories about Kip Wagner and the 1715 Fleet, Mel Fisher and the “Atocha” (1622 Fleet), Art McKee and the 1733 Fleet, Bob Marx and the “Maravillas” and the Matanceros Reef wrecks, Teddy Tucker and the “San Pedro” in Bermuda, Burt Webber and the “Concepcion”, Tommy Thompson and the “S.S. Central America,” and Barry Clifford and the “Whydah”. 

Quest for Treasure

#C-5250
Marx, Robert F.

Library of Congress: 81-85739
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Maravillas
Comments: Illustrated; list of metal detecting/prospecting shops by state in the back of the book
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 272
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Ram Books, Dallas (1982) in paperback.
Description: This book is story of the author’s search for, and successful salvage of, the “Maravillas ” (which the author spells “Maravilla”). The “Maravillas” sank in 1656 on Little Bahama Bank.