The Dreamweaver

#C-8080
Weller, Bob “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835978
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Mel Fisher, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Santa Margarita, 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 333
Editions: The first edition (First Printing, First Edition – stated) was published by Fletcher and Fletcher Publishing, Charleston, South Carolina (1996) in paperback. This is the only edition that was published, contrary to the statement on the third page of the book (the hardback edition referred to was never produced as the publisher went bankrupt shortly after the paperback edition was published).
Description: This book is the authorized biography of Mel Fisher, “the world’s greatest treasure hunter”. It includes the story of his successful salvage of the “Atocha”, a Spanish galleon with $400 million in gold, silver and jewels on board, off the coast of Key West, Florida. It is very well written and factual. The author is a renowned salvor in his own right.  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”.

Tracking Treasure

#C-7840
Trupp, Philip Z.

ISBN/ISSN: 0874918057
Library of Congress: 86-3481
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Great Basses Reef Wreck, Arthur C. Clarke, 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Mel Fisher
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8″ x 9″
Pages: 256
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Acropolis Books Ltd., Washington DC (1986), in paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of Mel Fisher, Kip Wagner and Arthur C. Clarke and their treasure hunting exploits. It also describes how to get involved in a treasure hunting ventures and enumerates many of the sunken treasures still waiting to be salvaged.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Treasure of 1622

#C-7820
Treasure Salvors, Inc.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Pamphlet; lavishly illustrated
Size: 9″ x 12″
Pages: 30
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Treasure Salvors, Inc., Key West, Florida (1979), in paperback.
Description: This large, lavishly-illustrated pamphlet tells the story of the finding and salvage of the “Atocha” and “Margarita” wrecks, which sank in a hurricane in 1622 off of Key West, Florida. The pamphlet was designed to attract investors.

Treasure Hunt

#C-7510
Sullivan, George

ISBN/ISSN: 0805005692
Library of Congress: 87-8791
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Adolescent; includes a brief bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 150
Editions: The first edition (First Edition – stated) was published by Henry Holt and Company, New York City (1987), in hardback with a dust jacket. A book club edition was also published by Henry Holt (1987), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1987).
Description: This adolescent book tells the story of Mel Fisher’s 16 year search for the wreck of the Spanish galleon, “Atocha”, and his successful salvage of 40 tons of gold and silver from the wreck.

Fatal Treasure

#C-7145
Smith, Jedwin

ISBN/ISSN: 0471158941
Library of Congress: 2002153118
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Mel Fisher
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 241
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey (2003), in hardback with a dust jacket and in paperback. It was published simultaneously in Canada by Wiley.  Wiley also published a paperback edition in 2005.
Description: This book is the author’s personal story of his involvement with Mel Fisher and salvaging the treasure of the “Atocha”. It also tells the complete history of the shipwreck and the 16 years of salvage operations, with many personal stories of the divers and people directly involved. The last part of the book describes the continuing salvage and recoveries since the finding of the “motherlode” in 1985.

Diving Into Glory

#C-7048
Shaughnessy, Carol

ISBN/ISSN: 0972524894
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Mel Fisher, Atocha, Santa Margarita, 1622 Fleet, Henrietta Marie, St. Johns Wreck, Artifacts
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 11.25” x 8.75”
Pages: 80
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society, Key West, Florida (2004), in hardback with a dust jacket and paperback.
Description:
This well-illustrated book tells the story of the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society and its various projects over the past 22 years…the “Atocha”, the “Santa Margarita”, the salve ship “Henrietta Marie”, and the St. Johns (Bahamas) wreck (believed to be the “Santa Clara”).  Many artifacts are pictured.

Gold and Silver, Silver and Gold

#C-6920
Schwartz, Alvin

Library of Congress: 88-45326
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet, Whydah, William Phips, Concepcion, Thetis, Hussar, De Braak
Comments: Adolescent; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.75″ x 9.5″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York City, and Collins Publishers, Toronto (1988), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second hardback printing was published in 1989 and a third printing in 1993. A paperback edition was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1993).
Description: This adolescent book includes buried, lost and sunken treasure. In several chapters, the story is told of the pirate ship “Whydah”, William Phips and the “Concepcion”, the “Thetis”, the pay ship “Hussar”, the “HMS De Braak” and Mel Fisher’s “Atocha” salvage.

Kelly – The Adventurous Life of Kelly Tarlton

 #C-6800
Sale, E.V.

ISBN/ISSN: 0790000091
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Kelly Tarlton, Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet, Lutine, Elingamite, General Grant
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 7″ x 9.5″
Pages: 247
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Heinemann Reed, Auckland, New Zealand (1988), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Reed Books, Auckland, New Zealand, in 1991.
Description: This is the story of Kelly Tarlton, the “Mel Fisher” of New Zealand. He was involved in a multitude of salvage operations in New Zealand, including the “Elingamite” and “General Grant”. Kelly also worked with Mel Fisher on the “Atocha” near Key West, Florida, and on the “Lutine” off the Holland coast. He spent his last years building museums and aquariums in New Zealand.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Week-End Treasure Hunter

#C-6780
Ryan, A.H.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Niagara, 1715 Fleet, Mel Fisher
Comments: Includes a short bibliography; maps; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 76
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by ATR Enterprises, Palos Verdes Peninsula, California (1968), in paperback. A second edition (stated) was published by ATR in 1971 in paperback with the addition of 11 pages.
Description: This pamphlet has one chapter on sunken treasure, most of which is about the “Niagara” bullion wreck in New Zealand and Mel Fisher’s salvage of the 1715 Fleet.