Finding the Fleet – including “Gold on the Florida Coast”

#C-8157
Westrick, Robert F.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated; limited to 200 copies
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 193
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, New Iberia, Louisiana (2015), in paperback.
Description: This bookThis book, published on the 300th anniversary of the sinking of the 1715 Fleet, is the story of the 1715 Fleet prior to 1965 when Kip Wagner rediscovered it.  The book includes a document written by Captain Steadman A. Parker, entitled “Gold on the Florida Coast – Let’s Get the Record Straight”.
Available from RobertWestrick@hotmail.com

The Treasure Fleet of 1715

#C-8156
Westrick, Robert F.

ISBN/ISSN: 0970875770
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, La Holandesa, San Miguel de Excelsis
Comments: Spiral bound; includes a bibliography; illustrated; limited to 250 numbered copies
Size: 8.5” x 11”
Pages: 72
Editions: The author originally published 5 copies in 2005 while working for Historical Research & Development, Inc. and produced another 50 copies in 2008.
Description: This book provides an overview of Historical Research & Development Inc.’s (HRD) salvage operations in the E-110 exploration area off Vero Beach, Florida, between 1988 and 2007.  It also discusses the possibility of two 1715 Fleet ships that have not been located being in this exploration area (“La Holandesa” and “San Miguel de Excelsis”) and that these two ships were likely candidates to contain the Queen of Spain’s (Isabel Farnese) missing jewels which were documented as being aboard the 1715 Fleet.  Finally, the book analyzes five possibilities as to why the Queen of Spain’s jewels have never been located.

The 1715 Fleet Bibliography

#C-8155
Westrick, Robert F. and David S. Crooks

Category: Bibliography
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Limited to 200 copies
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 184
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the authors, Clarendon Hills, Illinois (2014), in paperback.
Description: This exhaustive bibliography of 1715 Fleet publications includes books, magazine & newspaper articles, Plus Ultra newsletter articles, auction catalogs, unpublished reports & manuscripts, original archival material, as well as documentaries and museums.

The World’s Richest Wrecks

#C-5385
Marx, Robert F. and Jenifer Marx

ISBN/ISSN: 0981899114
Library of Congress: 2008050976
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 420
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by RAM Books, Dallas, Texas (2009), in paperback.
Description: This book is an expansion of Marx’s previous book, “New World Shipwrecks,” and now includes shipwrecks in Africa, Europe, the Azores and Atlantic islands, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.  Each geographic area has a brief introduction, and then the author devotes a paragraph to each individual shipwreck.

The Underwater Dig

#C-5380
Marx, Robert F.

ISBN/ISSN: 0809835363
Library of Congress: 74-25976
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 250
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Henry Z. Walck, Inc., New York City (1975), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second edition was published in paperback by Pisces Books, Houston (1990).
Description: This book includes chapters on what is underwater archaeology, research, search, excavation, dating and identification, preservation and publication, and the future of the science of archaeology.

Treasures from the Sea – Exploring the World’s Great Shipwrecks

#C-5377
Marx, Robert F. and Jenifer Marx

ISBN/ISSN: 1552632075
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: See Marx, Robert F.and Jenifer Marx, “The Search for Sunken Treasure – Exploring the World’s Great Shipwrecks” (#C-5270)
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 192

Treasure Lost at Sea – Diving to the World’s Great Shipwrecks

#C-5373
Marx, Robert F. and Jenifer Marx

ISBN/ISSN: 1552978729
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: See Marx, Robert F.and Jenifer Marx, “The Search for Sunken Treasure – Exploring the World’s Great Shipwrecks” (#C-5270)
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 192

The Treasure Fleets of the Spanish Main

#C-5370
Marx, Robert F.

Library of Congress: 68-26981
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 127
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, and Nelson, Foster and Scott, Limited, Canada, in 1968. Both books are hardbacks with dust jackets. I have seen two varieties of the US edition…one with a pictorial binding and one with brown boards.
Description: This adolescent book overviews the history of the Spanish treasure fleets, including the “flota” system, the voyage outbound from Spain, the New World ports of Cartagena, Callao, Panama City, Nombre de Dios, Acapulco, Vera Cruz and Havana, and the trip back to Spain.

They Dared the Deep – A History of Diving

#C-5360
Marx, Robert F.

Library of Congress: 67-13830
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.5″ x 9.5″
Pages: 160
Editions: The first edition was published simultaneously by The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, and Nelson, Foster and Scott, Limited, Canada (1967) in hardback with a dust jacket. A UK edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Pelham Books Ltd., London (1968), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book includes chapters on historical diving, submersibles, helmet diving and scuba, military operations, treasure and sport diving, and underwater archaeology.

Sunken Treasure – How to Find It

#C-5350
Marx, Robert F.

ISBN/ISSN: 0915920743
Library of Congress: 90-63186
Category: Sunken Treasure
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 400
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Ram Books, Dallas (1990), in paperback.
Description: This book is an excellent overview of both underwater archaeology and treasure hunting, including the history of the Spanish galleons, and researching, locating, salvaging and identifying shipwrecks.