Unnatural Resources – True Stories of American Treasure

#C-7760
Titler, Dale M.

ISBN/ISSN: 0139389105
Library of Congress: 73-2578
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1622 Fleet, Atocha, 1733 Fleet, 1715 Fleet, Hussar, De Braak
Comments: Adolescent; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (1973), in hardback with a dust jacket. Prentice-Hall also published a paperback edition in 1973 and a second printing (stated) in 1973.
Description: This adolescent book about buried treasure, lost mines, and sunken treasure includes chapters about Florida’s golden galleons (the 1622, 1715, and 1733 Fleets), the “Hussar”, and the “HMS De Braak” wrecks.

The Underwater World

#C-7570
Tassos, John

Library of Congress: 57-5557
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Teddy Tucker
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 242
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (1957), in hardback with a dust jacket. Prentice-Hall published a second printing in 1960, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is one of the early works on skin and scuba diving, and spear fishing. It includes 14 pages on underwater treasure hunting and overviews Teddy Tucker’s successes in Bermuda.

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.

Shipwrecks and Legends ‘Round Cape May

#C-7000
Seibold, David J. and Charles J. Adams III

ISBN/ISSN: 0961000856
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Juno, De Braak
Comments: Includes a listing of shipwrecks; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 120
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the authors, Wyomissing Hills, Pennsylvania (1987), in paperback. The book has been reprinted by Exeter House Books, Barnegat Light, New Jersey, still retaining the 1987 date.
Description: This book about sea lore in the vicinity of Cape May, New Jersey, includes a chapter on the treasure ships, “Juno” and “HMS De Braak”.

The Search for the Atocha Treasure

#C-6030
O’Bryne-Pelham, Fran and Bernadette Balcer

ISBN/ISSN: 0875183999
Library of Congress: 88-20201
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 7.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 108
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Silver Burdett Press, Parsippany, New Jersey (1988) in hardback with a dust jacket. The first printing of the second edition (not stated) was published by the Dillon Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota, (1989), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second printing of the second edition was published simultaneously by the Dillon Press, New York City; Collier Macmillan Canada, Toronto; and Maxwell Macmillan International Publishing Group, New York City (1989), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This adolescent book tells the story of Mel Fisher’s search for, finding and subsequent salvage of, the Spanish galleon, “Atocha”, which sank near Key West, Florida, in 1622.

The Wreck Detectives

#C-5590
McDonald, Kendall

ISBN/ISSN: 0245508996
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: De Liefde, Association, Amsterdam, Girona, La Trinidad Valencera, Assurance, Abergavenny, Spanish Armada
Comments: Same book as “Treasure Beneath the Sea” (#C-5570); includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 392
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London (1972), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first American edition (stated) was published under the title, “Treasure Beneath the Sea”, by A.S. Barnes & Co., Inc., Cranbury, New Jersey (1974), in hardback with a dust jacket and is a large oversize book.
Description: This book overviews underwater archaeological projects off the coasts of England in which the author was an active participant. Included are the “De Liefde”, “HMS Association”, “Amsterdam”, the “Earl of Abergavenny”, the “HMS Assurance” and two Spanish Armada wrecks: “Girona”, and “La Trinidad Valencera”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Incredible Search for the Treasure Ship Atocha

#C-5495
Matsen, Brad

ISBN/ISSN: 0766021939
Library of Congress: 2002014311
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Mel Fisher
Comments: Adolescent; includes a glossary and bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 48
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Enslow Publishers, Inc., Berkeley Heights, New Jersey (2003), in hardback with pictorial boards (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This adolescent book tells the story in pictures and words of the “Nuestra Senora de Atocha” sinking in 1622, and the subsequent salvage of the treasure by Mel Fisher in the 1970s and 80s.