Lost Treasure Ships of the Northern Seas – A Guide and Gazetteer to 2000 Years of Shipwreck

Pickford, Nigel

ISBN/ISSN: 186176250X
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Dunwich Bank Wreck, Blessing of Burntisland, Royal James, Kronan, Golden Lion, Carlisle, tVliegent Hart, Guernsey Lily, Lutine
Comments: Includes a bibliography and alphabetical shipwreck listing (gazetteer); illustrated
Size: 7” x 9.5”
Pages: 224
Editions: The first edition was published (First Published – stated) Chatham Publishing, London (2006), in hardback with a dust jacket.  The US edition (Distributed in the US – stated) is distributed by MBI Publishing Company, St. Paul, Minnesota (2006) in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book begins by looking at a Roman wreck and a Viking wreck, but proceeds on to treasure wrecks, including the Dunwich Bank Wreck, the “Blessing of Burntisland”, the “Royal James”, the “Kronan”, the “Golden Lion”, the “Carlisle”, the “tVliegent Hart” (called “Vliegend Hert” in the book), the “Guernsey Lily”, the “Lutine”, and the “Deutschland”.  It also includes a chapter about the “Wilhelm Gustloff” and the lost Amber Room.  At the end of the book is a gazetteer, i.e., a  brief overview of all the ships lost in the northern seas (North Sea and Baltic Sea, excluding the English Channel, the seas west of the Shetlands, and those off the western coast of Norway).

The Legacy of the Tek Sing

Pickford, Nigel and Michael Hatcher

ISBN/ISSN: 1857570693
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Tek Sing, ceramics
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 176
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Granta Editions, Cambridge, UK (2000), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book describes the wreck, the discovery, and the salvage of the “Tek Sing”, a Chinese junk that sank in the South China Sea in 1822. The “Tek Sing” has been called “China’s Titanic”. It sank with a very large load of porcelain ceramics on board, which is well illustrated.

Atlas of Ships Wrecks & Treasure

Pickford, Nigel

ISBN/ISSN: 1564585999
Library of Congress: 93-48856
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt, Edinburgh, Girona, Concepcion, Vigo Bay Galleons, Whydah, Royal Charter, Central America, Flor do Mar, Spanish Armada
Comments: Includes a glossary, bibliography and shipwreck listing; illustrated
Size: 10.25″ x 12.5″
Pages: 200
Editions: The first edition was published by Dorling Kindersley, London (1994), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first American edition (stated) was published by Dorling Kindersley, New York City (1994), also in hardback with a dust jacket. There have been at least 5 printings of the US edition. An Australian edition was published by RD Press (1994), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This outstanding, large-size, coffee table book overviews the history and treasures of the more famous ships lost at sea from ancient times through World War II. It includes the “Whydah”, the “HMS Edinburgh”, the “Egypt”, the “Girona”, the Vigo Bay wrecks, the “Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion”, the “SS Central America”, the “Flor de la Mar”, and the “Royal Charter, among others. 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”.