William Phips 1651-1695 – An Uncommon Man

Zabriskie, George A.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 8
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Doldrums, Ormond Beach, Florida (1944), in hardback with a dust jacket. This appears to be a very limited printing that was privately published and given as a Christmas present to a select few friends. There are several varieties of this book, but each copy carries the hand-written name of the recipient on Page 2 (but is not necessarily signed by the author). Copies that are bound with 3/4 leather over cloth are signed by the author on Page 2, and have a color plate of a Spanish Galleon between pages 4 and 5. The most prevalent variety of this book is not signed by the author (but does have the hand-written name of the recipient), and has black & white plate of a Spanish Galleon between pages 4 and 5.
Description: This short book summarizes the life of William Phips and his successful salvage of the “Concepcion” off the coast of Hispaniola in 1687. The author was President of the New York Historical Society from 1939-1947. He was a great enthusiast of fine books and book binding and issued this Christmas keepsake from his Florida home.

Beachcomber’s Guide to the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet

Haskins, Jack, Steve Guldan, and Susan Ubinger

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated with maps
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 10
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Sea Siren Treasure Salvors, Ltd., Ormond Beach, Florida (1992), in paperback.
Description: This 8 page pamphlet shows the wreck locations of the Spanish fleet of ships that sank in a hurricane in 1715 between Vero Beach and Sebastian, Florida. The pamphlet includes a 2 page insert by Susan Ubinger on the history and salvage of the 1715 Fleet.