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”.

Underwater Africa

#C-7955
Venter, Al J.

ISBN/ISSN: 36001459
Library of Congress: 71-170362
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Meeresteijn, Middelberg, Grosvenor
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.5” x 11.25”
Pages: 164
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Purnell & Sons SA (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town, South Africa (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book describes a variety of diving adventures around Africa, including marine life, sharks, underwater mining and shipwrecks.  One chapter describes three treasure wrecks, the “Meeresteijn”, the “Middelberg” (carrying porcelain), and the “Grosvenor”, while another chapter recounts the excavation of a Roman galley off the Tunisian coast.

Shipwrecks & Salvage in South Africa – 1505 to the Present

#C-7880
Turner, Malcolm

ISBN/ISSN: 0869773879
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Meeresteijn, Reijgersdaal, Grosvenor
Comments: Includes a bibliography; includes an alphabetical, a chronological and a geographical listing of South African shipwrecks; illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11.25″
Pages: 224
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by C. Struik, Cape Town, South Africa (1988), in hardback with a dust jacket.  A second printing was published by New Holland/Struik in 1999 in hardback with a dust jacket, which is still in print.
Description: This book details virtually all the known shipwrecks in South Africa. It includes chapters on shipbuilding, the causes of shipwrecks, cargos, survivals, and salvage methods. It also tells of some of the treasure hunts and salvage operations resulting from African shipwrecks, including the stories of the “Meerestein”, “Reigersdaal” and “Grosvenor”.

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”.

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.