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.

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”.

The Dreamweaver

#C-8080
Weller, Bob “Frogfoot”

ISBN/ISSN: 0962835978
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Mel Fisher, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Santa Margarita, 1715 Fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 333
Editions: The first edition (First Printing, First Edition – stated) was published by Fletcher and Fletcher Publishing, Charleston, South Carolina (1996) in paperback. This is the only edition that was published, contrary to the statement on the third page of the book (the hardback edition referred to was never produced as the publisher went bankrupt shortly after the paperback edition was published).
Description: This book is the authorized biography of Mel Fisher, “the world’s greatest treasure hunter”. It includes the story of his successful salvage of the “Atocha”, a Spanish galleon with $400 million in gold, silver and jewels on board, off the coast of Key West, Florida. It is very well written and factual. The author is a renowned salvor in his own right.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

They Found Gold – The Story of Successful Treasure Hunts

#C-7980
Verrill, A. Hyatt

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion, William Phips, Santa Margarita, Golden Hind, Hussar, Merida, Laurentic
Comments: Includes a descriptive list of undiscovered treasures in America and a list of discovered treasures; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 267
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York City (1936), in hardback with a dust jacket. The book was republished by The Rio Grande Press, Inc., Glorieta, New Mexico (1972), in hardback with no dust jacket and is marked “First Printing”. A paperback edition was also published by The Rio Grande Press in 1989.
Description: This book overviews 17 successful treasure hunts on both land and under the sea.  Regarding sunken treasure, it includes the author’s 2 trips to Silver Shoals seeking the “Concepcion”, dredging for the “Golden Hind”, the “Santa Margarita”, the steamship “Merida” (which was supposed to be carrying Emperor Maximilian’s wealth), the “Hussar” (a Revolutionary War pay ship which sank in New York’s East River), and the salvage of the liner, “Laurentic”.

Treasure Coins of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha & the Santa Margarita

#C-7605
Tedesco, Carol

ISBN/ISSN: 9780982115183
Library of Congress: 2010044676
Category: Coins
Keywords: 1622 Fleet, Atocha, Santa Margarita
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 33
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by SeaStory Press, Key West, Florida (2010), in  paperback.
Description: This book is a primer on the coins recovered from the 1622 Fleet.  It includes the history   of the “Spanish dollar”, cleaning and grading the coins, the assayers of each mint, and pictures   examples of coins from the Mexico City, Lima, Potosi, Panama City, Santa Fe de Bogota, and  Cartagena mints.

Documentation of the Indians of the Florida Keys & Miami 1513-1765

#C-7535
Swanson, Gail

ISBN/ISSN: 0741416387
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Maravillas
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.25″ x 10.75″
Pages: 136
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by InfinityPublishing.com, Haverford, Pennsylvania (2003) in paperback.
Description: This scholarly chronologic history of the Florida Keys, based on original documents, includes several pages about the sinking of the 1622 Fleet, and the subsequent salvage attempts on the “Atocha” and its sister ship, the “Santa Margarita”. Additionally, there is quite extensive coverage of the sinking of the “Maravillas” and the various salvage attempts made on this wreck. Brief mentions are also made regarding the 1715 and 1733 Fleets.

Diving Into Glory

#C-7048
Shaughnessy, Carol

ISBN/ISSN: 0972524894
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Mel Fisher, Atocha, Santa Margarita, 1622 Fleet, Henrietta Marie, St. Johns Wreck, Artifacts
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 11.25” x 8.75”
Pages: 80
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society, Key West, Florida (2004), in hardback with a dust jacket and paperback.
Description:
This well-illustrated book tells the story of the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society and its various projects over the past 22 years…the “Atocha”, the “Santa Margarita”, the salve ship “Henrietta Marie”, and the St. Johns (Bahamas) wreck (believed to be the “Santa Clara”).  Many artifacts are pictured.

Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 1 – The 1622 Spanish Treasure Fleet

#C-6521
Richards, Ernie “SeaScribe”

ISBN/ISSN: 9780974470511
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1622 Fleet, Atocha, Santa Margarita
Comments: Pamphlet; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 48
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by EN RADA Publications, West Palm Beach, Florida (2007), in paperback.
Description: This excellent pamphlet describes the gold and silver coinage recovered from the “Atocha” and “Santa Margarita” shipwrecks of the 1622 Spanish treasure fleet, including the heraldic devices, mints and assayers.  Many coins are pictured, including all 6 specimens of “the first gold coin of the Americas”.  The pamphlet also includes some background material on the 1622 Fleet and its salvage.

Shipwrecks and Their Coins: Volume 1 – The 1622 Spanish Treasure Fleet

#C-6521
Richards, Ernie “SeaScribe”

ISBN/ISSN: 9780974470511
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1622 Fleet, Atocha, Santa Margarita
Comments: Pamphlet; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5” x 8.5”
Pages: 48
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by EN RADA Publications, West Palm Beach, Florida (2007), in paperback.
Description: This excellent pamphlet describes the gold and silver coinage recovered from the “Atocha” and “Santa Margarita” shipwrecks of the 1622 Spanish treasure fleet, including the heraldic devices, mints and assayers.  Many coins are pictured, including all 6 specimens of “the first gold coin of the Americas”.  The pamphlet also includes some background material on the 1622 Fleet and its salvage.