Catalogue of the Exhibition of Armada and Elizabethan Relics

#C-8393
Wright, W.H.K. -editor

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Spanish Armada, Artifacts
Comments: Exhibition catalog; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 74
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was printed by W. F. Westcott, Frankfort Press, Plymouth (1888), in paperback.
Description: This exhibition catalog was published for the Armada Tercentenary Commemoration, which opened in London’s Theatre Royal on October 24, 1888. It lists 700 items, including artifacts from the Armada wrecks, historical items, paintings, and commemoration medals.

Those Lost Treasures

#C-8372
Wolf, Fred Sr.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Harry Rieseberg, Florencia, Port Royal, Spanish Armada, Roscoe Thompson, Howard Lightbourn, Art Mckee, William Phips, Concepcion
Size: 6″ x 8.5″
Pages: 80
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author, Hallandale, Florida (circa 1950), in paperback.
Description: This book includes about 30 sunken and buried treasure tales, as well as several pirate stories. The stories include Harry E. Rieseberg, noted treasure diver and author; the Spanish Armada shipwreck, “Florencia”; Williams Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion”; Art Mckee and his salvage of the 1733 Fleet in the Florida Keys; Port Royal, Jamaica; and describes the salvage of a silver bar in the Bahamas by Roscoe Thompson and Howard Lightbourn. The book ends with “Tom Christ and the Treasure Box”, a fictional story written by Howard Pyle.

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.

Shipwreck – A History of Disasters at Sea

#C-8314
Willis, Sam

ISBN/ISSN: 9781847244505
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Mary Rose, La Trinidad Valencera, Vasa, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 10” x 11.75”
Pages: 191
Editions: The first UK edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Quercus Publishing Plc, London (2008), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This oversize book includes everything from ancient shipwrecks to modern wrecks.  One section of the book, “Galleons and Gold,” includes 3 wrecks excavated by archaeologists:  the “Mary Rose” (1545), “La Trinidad Valencera” (1588) and the “Vasa” (1628).

Diving for Treasure and Other Adventures Beneath the Sea

#C-8290
Williams, G.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laurentic, Lutine, Merida, Florencia, Tubantia, Grosvenor, Vigo Bay Galleons, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 157
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Faber and Gwyer, London (1926), in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket but there may have been one).
Description: This early book is mostly about sunken treasure, including chapters about the “Lutine”, the “Laurentic”, the “Merida”, the Spanish Armada wreck “Florencia”, the “Tubantia”, the “Grosvenor” and the Vigo Bay wrecks. There are also chapters about salvage methods and raising wrecks.  An excellent book.

In Search of Spanish Treasure

#C-8190
Wignall, Sydney

ISBN/ISSN: 0715382446
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Spanish Armada, Mary, Revenge, Drake, Gran Griffon, Santa Maria de la Rosa, Bonhomme Richard
Comments: Includes an extensive bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.5″
Pages: 252
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published simultaneously by David & Charles (Publishers) Limited, London and David & Charles Inc., North Pomfret, Vermont (1982), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is the story of the author’s underwater archaeological exploits, which include a Roman shipwreck, several Spanish Armada wrecks (“Santa Maria de la Rosa” and “Gran Griffon”), the Royal Yacht “Mary”, the “Revenge”, and seeking Sir Francis Drake’s coffin. The author is an esteemed British underwater archaeologist.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Divers and Diving

#C-8172
Whyte, Adam Gowans

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Laurentic, Lutine, Vigo Bay Galleons, Egypt, Florencia, Spanish Armada, Lethbridge
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5″ x 7.5″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, London (1938), in hardback with pictorial boards.
Description: While this is primarily a hard hat diving book, it tells the story of salvaging the “Laurentic”, “Egypt”, Vigo Bay galleons, “Lutine”, and the Spanish Armada ship, “Florencia”.

Deep-Sea Salvage

#C-8170
Whyte, A. Gowans and Robert L. Hadfield

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt, Grosvenor, Thetis, Florencia, Vigo Bay Galleons, Merida, Lutine, Spanish Armada
Comments: Author’s last name is spelled “Whyte” on the title page, but is spelled “White” on the spine of the book; illustrated
Size: 6″ x 9″
Pages: 244
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., London (1933), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is primarily about salvage, as opposed to sunken treasure, but contains a good amount of information about the efforts made to recover treasure from the “Egypt”, the “Grosvenor”, the “Thetis”, the “Florencia”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “Merida”, and the “Lutine”.

The Enterprise of England – The Spanish Armada

#C-8167
Whiting, Roger

ISBN/ISSN: 0862994764
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Spanish Armada, Santa Maria de la Rosa, Girona, El Gran Grifon, La Trinidad Valencera
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7″ x 10″
Pages: 248
Editions: The first edition (First Published in the UK – stated) was published by Alan Sutton Publishing, Limited, Gloucester, England (1988), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by Alan Sutton in 1995. The first US edition (First Published in the USA – stated) was published by St. Martin’s Press, Inc., New York City (1988), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book presents an objective account of the Spanish Armada, including the background to the fleet and an analysis of what precipitated the Spanish defeat. It also recounts the shipwrecks of the Spanish fleet off Scotland and Ireland following the battle and includes one chapter on the archaeological excavation of the wreck sites.