Encyclopedia of Sunken Treasure

#C-8390
Wright, John

ISBN/ISSN: 1854799088
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Witte Leeuw, Dodington, Winterton, Meeresteijn, Bredenhof, Grosvenor, Birkenhead, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Concepcion, Maravillas, Whydah, Le Chameau, Nuestra Senora de la Luz, El Nuevo Constante, De Braak, San Jose, Santa Margarita, Thetis, Yankee Blade, Brother Jonathan, Lexington, Republic, Genovesa, Flor do Mar, Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp, Zeewijk, Geldermalsen, General Grant, Niagara, Girona, Kronan, De Liefde, Slot ter Hooge, Hollandia, Lutine, Colossus, Abergavenny, Lastdrager, Royal Charter, Hampshire, Laurentic, Egypt, Edinburgh
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 248
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Michael O’Mara Books Ltd., London (1995), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book briefly overviews 54 significant sunken treasure ships around the world. It is organized geographically by continent, and devotes 2 to 8 pages to each wreck. An excellent reference. Wrecks include the “Flor do Mar”, “Batavia”, “Gilt Dragon”, “Zuytdorp”, “Zeewijk”, “Geldermalsen” (Nanking Cargo), “General Grant”, “Niagara”, 1622 Fleet (“Atocha”), “Concepcion”, “Hollandia”, “Lutine”, “HMS Colossus”, “Egypt” and “Laurentic”.

The World Atlas of Treasure

#C-8330
Wilson, Derek

ISBN/ISSN: 0002168774
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Dodington, 1622 Fleet, Atocha, Santa Margarita, Art McKee, 1733 Fleet, San Jose, Tom Gurr, Teddy Tucker, San Pedro, Kip Wagner, 1715 Fleet, Girona, Spanish Armada, Gran Griffon, Hollandia, Gilt Dragon, Batavia, General Grant, Lutine, Egypt, Association
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11.75″
Pages: 256
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., London (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket. A book club edition was published by Book Club Associates, London (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Pan Books Ltd., London (1982).
Description: This book includes a very large section on sunken treasure, and a somewhat smaller section on underwater archaeology. The sunken treasure section includes an overview of almost all the world’s successfully salvaged treasure wrecks. The archaeology section is limited to ancient shipwreck finds in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Treasure of the San Jose

#C-6263
Phillips, Carla Rahn

ISBN/ISSN: 0801885809
Library of Congress: 2006025983
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: San Jose
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.25”
Pages: 258
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland (2007), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the story of the Spanish galleon, “San Jose”, which was sunk by the British in 1708 as it was departing Cartagena, Columbia.  The author focuses not only on the massive gold cargo aboard, but also the human dimension and the historical context.

Following the Lure of the Galleon Treasures

#C-5809
Molinari, Ronald E. and Theresa R.

ISBN/ISSN: 9780615335445
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1733 Fleet, San Jose
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6” x 9”
Pages: 236
Editions: The first edition was published by Reef Rat Salvage LLC, Key Largo, Florida (2009), in paperback.
Description: This book is the authors’ journal of recovering sunken treasure and artifacts from the 1733 Fleet in the middle Florida Keys.  The authors describe the many challenges they faced and the multitude of hurdles they had to overcome in successfully salvaging the “San Jose y las Animas” wreck.

Buried Treasure – Finders, Keepers, and the Law

#C-4486
Kuhne III, Cecil C.

ISBN/ISSN: 9781627221351
Library of Congress: 2013024146
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: SS Central America, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Mercedes, San Jose
Comments: Legal cases
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the American Bar Association, Washington    DC (2013), in paperback.
Description: This book is a collection of summarized legal opinions.  It includes the suit by the    insurance companies vs. Columbus-America Discovery Group (“SS Central America”), the US    Government & Florida vs. Treasure Salvors, Inc. (“Atocha”), Spain vs. Odyssey Marine Exploration    (“Mercedes”), and in the Appedix of the book Sea Search Armada vs. Columbia (“San Jose”).  It also  includes a collection of land treasure/property lawsuits as well.

The Treasure Galleons

#C-4110
Horner, Dave

ISBN/ISSN: 0396063780
Library of Congress: 77-162614
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet, Trinidad, 1563 fleet, Harry Cox, 1605 fleet, San Roque, Santo Domingo, Maravillas, San Jose, La Galga, 1750 Fleet, Guadalupe, Las Cinque Chagas, Juno, Sagunto
Comments: Includes an extensive bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 259
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket. An edition was also published in 1971 by W. Clement Stone, P M A Communications, Incorporated, Northbrook, Illinois, in hardback with a dust jacket. A British edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Robert Hale & Company London (1973), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published in the US by Florida Classics Library, Port Salerno, Florida (1990).
Description: This book contains 12 stories of undiscovered (as of 1971) sunken treasure ships.  Included are chapters about Cortez’s flagship, “Trinidad”; the 1563 fleet that sank in the Bahamas; “Las Cinque Chagas” lost in the Azores in 1594; 4 galleons of the 1605 fleet that sank on the Serranilla Bank; the “Atocha”, which Mel Fisher found and salvaged; the capitana of the 1654 fleet that sank off the coast of Ecuador; the “Maravillas ” wreck on Little Bahama Bank (1656); the “San Jose” which sank in 1706 off Cartagena, Colombia with a rich load of gold; and the “Guadalupe”, which went down in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 1750; “La Galga” which sank off the Virginia coast in 1750; the “Juno” which sank off the New Jersey coast in 1802; and the “Sagunto” lost off the coast of New England in 1813.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

The Rainbow Chasers in the Great Florida Treasure Hunt

#C-3559
Gore, Tommy with T.L. Armstrong

ISBN/ISSN: 1424318238
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, 1622 Fleet, Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1733 Fleet, San Jose, Cabin Wreck
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 277
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Signum Ops (2006), in paperback.
Description: This book recounts the author’s 30 year career as a Marine Field Agent for the State of Florida overseeing many treasure salvage operations, including the “glory days” of the 1960’s and 70’s.  The book includes the author’s experiences with Florida’s 3 biggest treasure recoveries: the “Atocha”, the Cabin Wreck (1715 Fleet), and the “San Jose” (1733 Fleet).  The author also tells of many lesser-known salvage operations.

Lost Treasure

#C-3155
Flaherty, Thomas H. -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 0809477033
Library of Congress: 90-20110
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Whydah, Le Chameau, Atocha, Los Tres Puentes, Art McKee, 1733 Fleet, Tom Gurr, San Jose, Edinburgh, De Braak, Teddy Tucker, Maravillas, Vigo Bay Galleons, Elingamite, William Phips, Concepcion, 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner, Central America, Florencia, Hussar, 1622 Fleet, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated; part of the Time-Life series, “Library of Curious and Unusual Facts”
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 143
Editions: The first edition (First Printing – stated) was published by Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia (1991), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book is an overview of lost, buried, sunken and archaeological treasures.  The sunken treasure section includes a page or two about many of the more famous shipwreck salvage projects: “Whydah”, “Le Chameau”, “Atocha”, “Los Tres Puentes”, the 1733 Fleet, “San Jose”, “HMS Edinburgh”, “HMS De Braak”, “Maravillas”, the Vigo Bay wrecks, “Elingamite”, William Phips and the “Concepcion”, the 1715 Fleet, “SS Central America”, “Florencia”, and “Hussar”.

Treasures of the Spanish Main – Shipwrecked Galleons in the New World

#C-3145
Fine, John Christopher

ISBN/ISSN: 1592287603
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Santa Margarita, 1622 Fleet, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, San Jose, Maravillas, Concepcion, San Miguel de Archangel, William Phips, Mel Fisher, Kip Wagner, Art McKee, Teddy Tucker, Jack Haskins, Bob & Margaret Weller, Robert Marx
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.75” x 11.25”
Pages: 184
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Lyons Press, Guilford, Connecticut (2006), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description:
This beautifully-illustrated book focuses on successful Spanish treasure recoveries in the Caribbean. It includes chapters about the 1622 Fleet (“Atocha” and “Santa Margarita”), the “Concepción”, the “Maravillas”, the shipwreck off Jupiter Beach, Florida (“San Miguel El Arcángel”), the “San José” (which is reputed to be the richest shipwreck in the world and is in the waters off Cartagena, Columbia), the 1715 Fleet, and the 1733 Fleet. The accompanying text provides a high-level overview of the salvage and the salvors (including Mel Fisher, Jack Haskins, Bob & Margaret Weller, Bob Marx, and Art McKee). While light in detail (except for the treatment of the “San José”), this book belongs in every sunken treasure library, if just for the pictures.

Treasure Hunt

#C-2918
Earle, Peter

ISBN/ISSN: 9780413776389
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion; William Phips, Thetis, Vigo Bay Galleons, Merchant Royal, Atocha, Santa Margarita, 1622 Fleet, Maravillas, Florencia, Vasa, Campen, Charles, Jesus Maria del la Limpia Concepcion, Santo Christo de Castello, Guinea Frigate, San Jose, Slot ter Hooge, Vansittart, Meresteijn, Princess Louisa, Dodington, Hollandia, Royal Anne Galley, Gran Grifon, Edinburgh, Adelaar, Anna Catharina, tVliegent Hart, Triumphant, Royal George, Hartwell, Abergavenny, Maracaibo
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.5”
Pages: 383
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Methuen Publishing Ltd., London (2007), in hardback with a dust jacket.  A paperback edition was published by Methuen in 2008.  A US edition (First US Edition – stated) was published by Thomas Dunne Books, New York City (2008) in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is about the early days of professional sunken treasure hunting (1687-1830s)…beginning with William Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion” and ending with development of a “modern” diving suit.  It is significant to the treasure hunter because it specifies what treasure was reportedly aboard a multitude of shipwrecks and what was actually recovered between 1687 and the 1830s.