True Stories of Sunken Treasure

#C-8145
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 189375801X
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, San Fernando, Lucayan Beach Wreck, Maravillas, Las Cinque Chagas, Atocha, Santa Margarita, Tumbaga Bars
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 112
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Crossed Anchors Salvage, Lake Worth, Florida (2005), in paperback.
Description: This book is mostly about the author’s exploits salvaging treasure wrecks off the coast of Florida and in the Caribbean.  Some of the 16 stories were previously published in “Treasure Quest Magazine”, which the author owned and edited in the late 1990s…and some of the stories are new material.  In addition to chapters about the 1715 Fleet, the 1733 Fleet (including the “San Fernando” which no one has yet located), the Lucayan Beach Wreck, the “Maravillas”, “Las Cinque Chagas”, the “Atocha” and “Santa Margarita”, and the Tumbaga Bars Wreck, there are also stories about Cuban treasure wrecks, wrecks in the Azores, treasures on Tortuga island, and wrecks on “The Cobblers” reef off Barbados.  The author is the most successful salvor of the 1715 Fleet wrecks and many of his better finds are described in this book.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Sunken Treasure on Florida Reefs

#C-8140
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a brief bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.75″
Pages: 78
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author (no copyright date is included but the Revised Edition says the first printing was published in 1987).  A revised edition (stated on the cover) was published by the author (1993). The hardback revised edition has a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued). There was also a paperback version of the revised edition.
Description: This is probably the best book that has been written about the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet, which sank off of the east coast of Florida in a hurricane. It includes the history of the fleet, its demise, and the subsequent salvage efforts (both by the early Spanish salvors and by modern salvors). The author is one of the most successful salvors of the 1715 Fleet wrecks.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Shipwrecks Near Wabasso Beach

#C-8130
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot” and Ernie “Seascribe” Richards

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835943
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a brief bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by En Rada Publications, West Palm Beach, Florida (1996), in paperback. A second printing (stated) was published in 2001 in paperback. A third printing (stated) was published in 2004 in paperback.
Description: This book describes the locations of 14 shipwrecks in the Wabasso Beach (Florida) area, including five 1715 Fleet wrecks. There is also a brief history of each wreck and a list of recoveries (as of 1996) from each. This is an ideal book for metal detectorists who are trying to find coins on the beach from these wrecks. The book includes photos of many shipwreck coins.

Salvaging Spanish Sunken Treasure

#C-8120
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835994
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1622 Fleet, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 80
Editions: The real first edition of this book was produced in 1995-1996 as a notebook comprised of computer-printed pages and Xeroxed materials. The author used this in conjunction with a course he taught sporadically about salvaging sunken Spanish galleons. Later versions (1999) were revised and comb-bound. A paperback book was commercially published by Crossed Anchors Salvage (the author’s company), Lake Worth, Florida (1999).
Description: This how-to book is an excellent guide for anyone considering treasure salvage as a hobby, an occupation or an investor. The book includes chapters about the 1622, 1715 and 1733 Spanish treasure fleets wrecked off the coast of Florida, putting a salvage operation together, salvaging treasure on a budget of $5000 or less, working the site, preservation of artifacts, dividing up the treasure and approaching investors. It is very well written by an author who has been salvaging treasure from Spanish galleons since 1960.

Galleon Hunt

#C-8110
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835927
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Art McKee, 1733 Fleet, La Genovesa
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 9″
Pages: 268
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author (1992), in hardback (with a dust jacket) and paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of the early days of treasure hunting in Florida (the 1940’s and 50’s) and is a biography of Art McKee, “the father of Florida treasure hunting”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Famous Shipwrecks of the Florida Keys, Vol 1

#C-8090
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835900
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Winchester, Alligator, 1733 Fleet, Artifacts
Comments: Includes a bibliography; the cover page says “Volume I” but there was only one volume ever published; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 126
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Lake Worth, Florida (1990), in paperback.
Description: This paperback details 6 shipwreck recoveries in the Florida Keys: “HMS Winchester” 1695; “Alligator” 1822; and 4 ships from the 1733 Fleet (“Populo”, “San Jose”, “Angustias” and “Sueco de Arizon”). There are many illustrations of artifacts from these wrecks.

Famous Shipwrecks of the Florida Keys, Vol 1

#C-8090
Weller, Robert “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835900
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Winchester, Alligator, 1733 Fleet, Artifacts
Comments: Includes a bibliography; the cover page says “Volume I” but there was only one volume ever published; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 126
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Lake Worth, Florida (1990), in paperback.
Description: This paperback details 6 shipwreck recoveries in the Florida Keys: “HMS Winchester” 1695; “Alligator” 1822; and 4 ships from the 1733 Fleet (“Populo”, “San Jose”, “Angustias” and “Sueco de Arizon”). There are many illustrations of artifacts from these wrecks.

Treasures of the Armada

#C-7410
Stenuit, Robert

ISBN/ISSN: 0715356011
Library of Congress: 71-133603
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Spanish Armada, Girona
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 282
Editions: The first edition of this book was published in French in 1971 under the title, “Les Tresors de l’Armada”. The first English language edition was published by David & Charles, Newton Abbot, England (1972), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Cardinal/Sphere Books, London (1974). The first US edition was published by E.P. Dutton & Company, New York City (1973), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: The first part of this book explores the history of the Spanish Armada, which sailed against England in 1588. The second part of the book tells the story of the author’s research, discovery, and excavation of the Spanish galleass, “Girona”, which had been wrecked off the coast of Ireland. The author is a noted underwater archaeologist.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Treasures Beneath the Sea

#C-7110
Silverberg, Robert

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Lutine, Egypt, William Phips, Concepcion, Niagara, Hussar, Vigo Bay Galleons
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 7.5″ x 9.5″
Pages: 78
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin (1960), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued). A paperback edition was published by Scholastic Book Services, New York City (1971) with First Printing stated. It has been reprinted many times subsequently.
Description: This juvenile book tells the story of six treasure wrecks: the “Lutine”, the “Egypt”, William Phips and the “Concepcion”, the “Niagara”, the “Hussar” and the Vigo Bay (Spain) galleons. It also has a chapter about the coins from the Philippine treasury dumped in Manila Bay during World War II.

Sunken History – The Story of Underwater Archaeology

#C-7100
Silverberg, Robert

Library of Congress: 63-7507
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 177
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by Chilton Books, Philadelphia, and Ambassador Books, Ltd., Toronto (1963), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Bantam Books, New York City (1964).
Description: This book is one of the earliest overviews of the science of underwater archaeology. It is an easy book to read, but not as in depth as other overviews on the topic (partly due to the early date of publication when underwater archaeology was still in its infancy).