Men Ships and the Sea

#C-7993
Villiers, Alan, et al

Library of Congress: 62-20190
Keywords: Bounty
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 9.75″ x 12″
Pages: 436
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the National Geographic Society, Washington DC (1962), in hardback with a dust jacket. A later edition (New Edition – stated) was published by the National Geographic Society in 1973, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the history of seafaring from ancient times to the present. One chapter describes the excavation of an ancient Greek ship with a cargo of wine and another chapter describes the finding and excavation of the “HMS Bounty”.

Lost Treasure Ships of the Twentieth Century

#C-6290
Pickford, Nigel

ISBN/ISSN: 0792274725
Library of Congress: 99-14514
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Awa Maru, Edinburgh, John Barry, I-52, Laurentic, Rommel
Comments: Includes a glossary, maps and bibliography; illustrated
Size: 9.5″ x 11″
Pages: 192
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Pavillion Books, London (1999), in both hardback with a dust jacket and paperback. The first US edition (not stated) was published by the National Geographic Society, Washington, DC (1999), also in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Pavilion Books, London (2001).
Description: This book is a very well written overview of the sinking and salvage of 17 ships that sank between 1900 and 1999 with treasure aboard. It includes the “Laurentic”, “HMS Edinburgh”, “USS John Barry”, “Awa Maru”, Rommel’s gold that was sunk during WWII off the coast of Corsica, and the I-52 Japanese submarine. The author is the son of one of the former principals of the famous UK salvage company, Risdon Beazley Ltd.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Treasures in the Sea

#C-5540
McClung, Robert M.

ISBN/ISSN: 870441221
Library of Congress: 72-91421
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11″
Pages: 31
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the National Geographic Society, Washington DC (1972), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This juvenile book is a lavishly-illustrated overview of sunken treasure and marine life.

Undersea Treasures

#C-4480
Kristof, Emory

ISBN/ISSN: 0792229770
Library of Congress: 95-17376
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Vasa, Port Royal
Comments: Juvenile, illustrated with pop-ups
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the National Geographic Society, Washington DC (1995), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This juvenile pop-up book describes an ancient wreck, the “Vasa” shipwreck in Sweden, a Spanish galleon wreck in the Caribbean, the sunken city of Port Royal, Jamaica, and the wreck site of the “Titanic”.

Searching for Treasure

#C-4293
Johns, Chris – editor

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: I-52, Atocha, Santa Margarita, 1622 Fleet, Republic, Central America
Comments: Lavishly illustrated, magazine format
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the National Geographic Society, Washington, DC (2011) in paperback.
Description: This National Geographic Special Edition includes both land and sea treasures.  Among  the shipwrecks mentioned are the I-52 Japanese submarine, the “Atocha”, the “Santa Margarita”, the “S.S. Central America”, and the “S.S. Republic”.

The Mysterious Undersea World

#C-2350
Cook, Jan Leslie

ISBN/ISSN: 0870443178
Library of Congress: 79-1791
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Adolescent; lavishly illustrated
Size: 9.25″ x 10.75″
Pages: 104
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the National Geographic Society, Washington, DC (1980), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This adolescent book covers many topics related to the ocean and includes one chapter on Sunken Treasure (mostly pictures with limited text).

Real Pirates – The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship

#C-2253
Clifford, Barry & Kenneth J. Kinkor

ISBN/ISSN: 9781426202629
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Whydah
Comments: Includes references; illustrated
Size: 8” x 9.25”
Pages: 175
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the National Geographic Society, Washington, DC (2007), in paperback.  A juvenile edition of this book was published in hardback in 2008 with 32 pages.
Description: This book is a companion volume to the National Geographic Society “Whydah” exhibition at the Cincinnati Museum Center.  The book encompasses some Caribbean history, the life of a pirate, the capture of the Whydah, it’s demise, and the salvage.  It also pictures many of the artifacts that have been salvaged.

World Beneath the Sea

#C-1620
Breeden, Robert L. -editor

Library of Congress: 71-17330
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Vasa, Girona, Spanish Armada
Comments: Includes a brief bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.25″ x 10.25″
Pages: 204
Editions: The first edition was published by the National Geographic Society, Washington DC (1967), in hardback with a dust jacket. A revised edition (Revised Edition stated on the dust jacket and Second Edition stated on copyright page) was published in 1973, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book covers a complete range of underwater topics, but devotes a chapter to underwater archaeology. The shipwrecks mentioned include the 1715 Fleet, the Spanish Armada ship, “Girona”, the “Vasa”, the Cape Gelidonya (Turkey) Bronze Age wreck and the Yassi Island (Turkey) wrecks.

Undersea Treasures

#C-1610
Breeden, R.L. and D.J. Crump -editors

ISBN/ISSN: 0870441477
Library of Congress: 74-1563
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, 1622 Fleet, Atocha, Teddy Tucker
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 10.25″ x 7″
Pages: 200
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the National Geographic Society, Washington DC (1974), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of treasure salvage from early times to modern times. Stories include Teddy Tucker’s successful recoveries in Bermuda, the 1715 Fleet, the 1733 Fleet and the “Atocha” made famous by Mel Fisher.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Hidden Treasures of the Sea

#C-1240
Bankson, Ross -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 0870446584
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 9.25″ x 10.75″
Pages: 104
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the National Geographic Society, Washington DC (1988), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued). There was also a library edition published by National Geographic in 1988.
Description: This adolescent book is a profusely illustrated overview of salvaging shipwrecks from ancient to modern times. The focus is more archaeology than treasure.