The Hunt for HMS De Braak – Legend and Legacy

#C-7080
Shomette, Donald

ISBN/ISSN: 0890895139
Library of Congress: 93-70709
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: De Braak
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 444
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Carolina Academic Press, Durham, North Carolina (1993), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This scholarly book is the history and salvage of British man-of-war, “HMS De Braak”, which sank off the Delaware coast in 1798. It includes the ship’s brief, and rather undistinguished, military career in the Dutch and British Navies; the tale of her shipwreck and alleged treasure; the many legends that arose after her sinking; and the various salvage attempts over the years. The author, an underwater archaeologist, also includes the story of his own successful excavation of the “HMS De Braak”.

Encyclopedia of Western Atlantic Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure

#C-6820
Sandz, Victoria and Robert F. Marx

ISBN/ISSN: 0786410183
Library of Congress: 2001-031611
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Virtually the same book as 3 of Marx’s other books: “New World Shipwrecks” (#C-5220); “Shipwrecks in the Americas” (#C-5310); and “Shipwrecks of the Western Hemisphere” (#C-5320); illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11.25″
Pages: 280
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina (2001), in hardback with illustrated boards (no dust jacket issued). 
A paperback edition was published by McFarland & Company in 2006.
Description: This recently-published $75 book is divided into two parts. The first section is a 50 page dictionary of underwater archaeology, sunken treasure and salvors (including Robert Marx, one of the authors of this work). The second part of the book (175 pages) lists and briefly describes every known shipwreck in the Western Atlantic (organized by 13 geographical areas and ship name).

Treasure Wrecks Around the Globe 900-1900 AD

#C-6540
Riebe, Alan R.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Cannons, Anchors
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11.25″
Pages: 307
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Outer Banks, North Carolina (no date), in paperback.
Description: This book is a chronological listing of treasure wrecks from 900 BC to 1900. It also includes chapters on: navigation; weights and measures; anchors; cannons; and coin types of all nations. The book is indexed both by year of wreck and name of wreck…an excellent reference.

Chronicles of Shipwrecks and Sunken Treasure 900-1900

#C-6538
Riebe, Alan R.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Cannons, Anchors
Comments: Includes geographical, chronological and nationality indices; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11.5″
Pages: 750
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Seven Seas Publishing, Beaufort, North Carolina (2002), in paperback.  Very few copies of this book were actually published as the publisher switched the media to a CD format.
Description: This massive book, a major update to the author’s previous work, “Treasure Wrecks Around the Globe 900-1900AD” (#C-6540), chronicles shipping losses from medieval times to the beginning of the 20th century, including all major Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, Dutch, and American shipwrecks. Each wreck and its cargo/treasure is described in several paragraphs. It also includes a chapter on both cannons and anchors.

The Hidden Galleon

#C-1118
Amrhein, John Jr.

ISBN/ISSN: 9780979687204
Library of Congress: 2007935481
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: La Galga, 1750 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.25” x 9.25”
Pages: 523
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the New Maritima Press, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (2007), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the story of the Spanish galleon, “La Galga”, which sank off the Virginia coast in 1750 and may have been the original source of the wild ponies on Assateague Island.  In the late 1990s “La Galga” was the subject of a law suit by the Spanish government which claimed ownership…and the Kingdom of Spain was ultimately awarded the wreck.  However, subsequent research has shown the wreck the Kingdom of Spain was awarded is probably not “La Galga”.