Mathewson III, R. Duncan
Library of Congress: 85-30978
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 160 + 32 pages of photos
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Pisces Books/E.P. Dutton, New York City (1986), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was also published in hardback with a black dust jacket (gold coins on the front) by Pisces Books, New York City, in conjunction with the Seafarers Heritage Library (1986). A second printing (stated) of this edition was published in 1987. There was also a “Special 1988 FUN Show Commemorative Edition” of the second printing, which is noted with book plate that is attached to the page across from the title page. A UK edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Sidgwick & Jackson Limited, London (1986), in hardback with a black dust jacket. The book was reprinted in 1998 by Pisces Books/E.P. Dutton, New York City, but retains the 1986 copyright date (there is no “first edition” stated and the book is significantly thinner than the first edition). A Canadian edition (First Edition – stated) was published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ltd., Toronto (1986), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the story of the finding and salvage of the “Atocha”, which sank off Key West, Florida in 1622, from the archaeologist’s perspective. The author was the lead archaeologist who worked on the “Atocha” salvage. One of the “Top 75 Books”.