Those Lost Treasures

#C-8372
Wolf, Fred Sr.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Harry Rieseberg, Florencia, Port Royal, Spanish Armada, Roscoe Thompson, Howard Lightbourn, Art Mckee, William Phips, Concepcion
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 80
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Hallandale, Florida (circa 1950), in paperback.
Description: This book includes about 30 sunken and buried treasure tales, as well as several pirate stories. The stories include Harry E. Rieseberg, noted treasure diver and author; the Spanish Armada shipwreck, “Florencia”; Williams Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion”; Art Mckee and his salvage of the 1733 Fleet in the Florida Keys; Port Royal, Jamaica; and describes the salvage of a silver bar in the Bahamas by Roscoe Thompson and Howard Lightbourn. The book ends with “Tom Christ and the Treasure Box”, a fictional story written by Howard Pyle.

Dreams In Reality of the Undersea Craft

#C-8180
Wiggins, Walter Jr.

Library of Congress: 54-12348
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 206
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the Pageant Press, New York City (1954), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This unusual book is a fictional work about a diver searching for a sunken galleon in the outer harbor of Port Royal, Jamaica. However, the book has a factual chapter about sunken treasure in it, which briefly describes a number of real treasure wrecks.

Lost Treasure – True Tales of Hidden Hoards

#C-7960
Verrill, A. Hyatt

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Brother Jonathan, Todos Santos, Santissima Concepcion, William Phips, Port Royal, Concepcion
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 279
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by D. Appleton and Company, New York City (1930), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is primarily about land treasures, but includes several chapters about sunken treasure. The book tells the story of the “Brother Jonathan”, the “Todos Santos”, the “Santissima Concepcion”, the “Concepcion” salvaged by William Phips, and Port Royal, Jamaica.

From Sky to Sea – A Story of Edwin A. Link

#C-7940
van Hoek, Susan and Marion Clayton Link

ISBN/ISSN: 0941332276
Library of Congress: 94-74733
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Port Royal, 1733 Fleet, Art McKee, Santa Maria, Looe, Mendel Peterson, Edwin Link
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 320
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the Best Publishing Company, Flagstaff, Arizona (1993), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is a biography of Edwin A. Link, inventor of the Link flight trainer and deep diving submersibles. The book includes a chapter about Link’s adventures with Art McKee and Mendel Peterson seeking shipwrecks in the Caribbean, including the 1733 Fleet, Columbus’s ship the “Santa Maria”, and the “HMS Looe”. Another chapter describes the Links adventures exploring Port Royal, Jamaica.

Mysteries of the Deep

#C-7680
Thorndike, Joseph J. Jr. -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 0828104077
Library of Congress: 80-7804
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner, Teddy Tucker, Burt Webber, Concepcion, Conde de Tolosa, Guadalupe, Tracy Bowden, Spanish Armada, Girona, Santa Maria, Port Royal
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11.25″
Pages: 352
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., New York City (1980), in hardback with a dust jacket. A deluxe edition was also published in hardback with a slipcase (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This illustrated coffee table book includes a section on sunken treasure, underwater archaeology, and an anthology of underwater adventures (which includes several sunken treasure excerpts). It contains chapters about the 1715 Fleet, Teddy Tucker’s Bermuda treasures, Burt Webber’s salvage of the “Concepcion”, the Quicksilver galleons in the Dominican Republic, the “Girona” and “Santa Maria” Spanish Armada wrecks, the sunken city of Port Royal, Jamaica, and several Mediterranean archaeological excavations.

X Marks the Spot – The Archaeology of Piracy

#C-7127
Skowronek, Russell K. and Charles R. Ewen – editors

ISBN/ISSN: 0813028752
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Artifacts, Whidah, Queen Anne’s Revenge, Fiery Dragon, Speaker, Port Royal
Comments: Anthology; extensive bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.5”
Pages: 339
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the University Press of Florida, Gainesville (2006), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description:
This anthology separates pirate fact from fiction, based on excavated pirate ships (“Whidah”, “Queen Anne’s Revenge”, “Fiery Dragon”, and “Speaker”) and terrestrial pirate lairs (Port Royal, Jamaica; Madagascar; Grand Terre Island in Barataria Bay, Louisiana; and Roatan).  It also contrasts pirate ships with contemporary merchant ships and naval vessels.  Many artifacts are pictured.

Diving for Sunken Treasure

 #C-6560
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Port Royal, Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 7.5″ x 10″
Pages: 64
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Saml. Gabriel Sons and Co., New York City (no date…but I suspect about 1955), in paperback.
Description: This adolescent book claims to be “the true adventures” of the author…but is, in fact, the author’s somewhat exaggerated adventures in seeking sunken treasure. It includes Port Royal, Jamaica and the story of William Phips’ salvage of the Spanish galleon, “Concepcion”.

Adventures in Underwater Treasure Hunting

#C-6550
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Library of Congress: 65-15504
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Port Royal, Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 140
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by Frederick Fell, Inc., New York City, and George J. McLeod, Limited, Toronto (1965), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This adolescent book is the story of the author’s somewhat exaggerated underwater treasure hunting exploits, including Port Royal, Jamaica, and the story of William Phips’ salvage of the “Concepcion”.

Adventures in Underwater Treasure Hunting

#C-6550
Rieseberg, Harry E.

Library of Congress: 65-15504
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Port Royal, Concepcion, William Phips
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 140
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by Frederick Fell, Inc., New York City, and George J. McLeod, Limited, Toronto (1965), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This adolescent book is the story of the author’s somewhat exaggerated underwater treasure hunting exploits, including Port Royal, Jamaica, and the story of William Phips’ salvage of the “Concepcion”.

The Best of Sir Robert F. Marx – Volume One

#C-5145
Marx, Robert F.

ISBN/ISSN: 978-1517666835
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Port Royal, 1715 Fleet, Flor do Mar
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 243
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Signum Ops, Merritt Island, Florida (2015), in paperback.
Description: This book is a collection of 18 magazine article reprints, all of which were authored by Robert Marx.  The articles span shipwrecks, underwater archaeology, and sunken treasure hunts, including Port Royal, the 1715 Fleet, and the Flor do Mar.
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