Secret Treasure – Hidden Riches of the British Isles

#C-7970
Verrill, A. Hyatt

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Spanish Armada, Florencia, Laurentic
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.25″
Pages: 252
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by D. Appleton and Company, New York City (1931), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is primarily about land treasures, but includes a chapter about sunken treasure. This chapter tells the story of the “Florencia” and the many attempts to salvage its treasure, and of the successful salvage of the “Laurentic”.

Great Mysteries of Lost Treasures

#C-7890
Ulrich, Paul, Edmond Bergheaud, Pierre Nouaille, and Francis Mercury

ISBN/ISSN: 2829500008
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Spanish Armada, Florencia, Vigo Bay Galleons, William Phips, Concepcion
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 4.75″ x 7.25″
Pages: 252
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Pleasant Valley Press/Ferni Publishing House, Geneva, Switzerland (1979), in hardback with no dust jacket (quarter leather red binding). The book states, “This Edition Is Reserved for Pleasant Valley Press” and is the only edition I have seen.
Description: Of the 10 chapters in this book, 3 include sunken treasure. There are chapters on the the Spanish Armada wreck of the “Florencia” (the Tobermory galleon), the galleons at Vigo Bay, Spain, and William Phips’ successful salvage of the “Concepcion” in 1687.

Mysteries of the Deep

#C-7680
Thorndike, Joseph J. Jr. -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 0828104077
Library of Congress: 80-7804
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner, Teddy Tucker, Burt Webber, Concepcion, Conde de Tolosa, Guadalupe, Tracy Bowden, Spanish Armada, Girona, Santa Maria, Port Royal
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11.25″
Pages: 352
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., New York City (1980), in hardback with a dust jacket. A deluxe edition was also published in hardback with a slipcase (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This illustrated coffee table book includes a section on sunken treasure, underwater archaeology, and an anthology of underwater adventures (which includes several sunken treasure excerpts). It contains chapters about the 1715 Fleet, Teddy Tucker’s Bermuda treasures, Burt Webber’s salvage of the “Concepcion”, the Quicksilver galleons in the Dominican Republic, the “Girona” and “Santa Maria” Spanish Armada wrecks, the sunken city of Port Royal, Jamaica, and several Mediterranean archaeological excavations.

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”.

Buried Treasure

#C-6770
Rutley, C. Bernard

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Spanish Armada, William Phips, Concepcion, Grosvenor, Telemaque, General Grant
Comments: The Laurel and Gold Series – Volume 96
Size: 4.25″ x 6.25″
Pages: 158
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Collins Clear-Type Press, UK (1941) in hardback. The copies I’ve seen don’t have a dust jacket, but there may have been one. There were at least 6 impressions of the book, all stated.
Description: This book is about both buried and sunken treasures, contrary to its title. There are chapters about the Spanish Armada shipwreck, “Florencia”; William Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion”; the South African wreck, “Grosvenor”; the French wreck, “Telemaque”; and the “General Grant”, which sank in the Auckland Islands (south of New Zealand).

A Demonstration of the Diving Engine

#C-6732
Rowe, Jacob, Michael Fardell and Nigel Phillips

ISBN/ISSN: 0948065347
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Vansittart, John Lethbridge, El Gran Grifon, San Juan de Sicilia, Spanish Armada, Adelaar
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 7.75″ x 10″
Pages: 39
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Jacob Rowe in the mid-1700s in England. A facsimile edition was published by The Historical Diving Society, in association with the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK (2000), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: The original book was a pictorial description of a technology Jacob Rowe developed for salvaging sunken ships in the 1700s. The facsimile edition includes a biography of Jacob Rowe and his many exploits salvaging sunken treasure, including his success in salvaging 33 tons of silver from the “Vansittart” off the Cape Verde Islands with John Lethbridge in 1720. Additionally, Jacob Rowe salvaged treasure from the Spanish Armada ships, “El Gran Grifon” and “San Juan de Sicilia”, as well as the “Adelaar”.

Armada 1588-1988 – An International Exhibition to Commemorate the Spanish Armada

#C-6680
Rodriguez-Salgado, M.J. and the staff of the National Maritime Museum

ISBN/ISSN: 0140103015
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Spanish Armada, artifacts, cannons
Comments: Exhibition catalog; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 10.5″
Pages: 295
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Penguin Books in association with the National Maritime Museum, London (1988), in both hardback and paperback. There was at least one subsequent printing.
Description: This comprehensive catalog was produced to accompany an exhibition commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Spanish Armada at the National Maritime Museum (London) from April-September, 1988 and at the Ulster Museum (Belfast) from October, 1988 to January 1989. It includes the politics of the day, the rival armies, the ordnance used, life on board ship, the medicine, the navigation, the commanders, the sea battle, and the aftermath.

Treasure Seekers

#C-6670
Roden, Hans

Library of Congress: 67-23088
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Egypt, Lutine, Hampshire, Oceana, Vigo Bay Galleons, Florencia, Spanish Armada, Grosvenor, Telemaque, Rommel
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 208
Editions: The first edition was published by Koehlers Verlagsgesellschaft, Jugenheim/Bergstrasse (1963) under the title “Schatzsucher”. The first English language edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London (1966), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition was published by Walker and Company, New York City (1967), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the story of buried and sunken treasures, both lost and found.  Approximately two-thirds of the book concerns sunken treasure, including the “Lutine”, “Oceana”, “HMS Hampshire”, Vigo Bay galleons, “Florencia”, “Grosvenor”, “Telemaque”, and Rommel’s World War II treasure lost off the coast of Corsica.

The Children’s Atlas of Lost Treasure

#C-6500
Reid, Struan

ISBN/ISSN: 0761302190
Library of Congress: 96-42453
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Mary Rose, Geldermalsen, Atocha, Mel Fisher, Awa Maru, Spanish Armada, Girona, Association, 1622 Fleet
Comments: Adolescent; includes a glossary; illustrated
Size: 9.5″ x 13″
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition (First Published in the United States of America – stated) was published by the Millbrook Press, Inc., Brookfield, Connecticut (1997), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued) and in paperback.
Description: This well-illustrated adolescent book includes both sunken and buried treasures. Two pages each are devoted to the “Mary Rose”, the “Geldermalsen”, the “Atocha”, the “HMS Association”, the World War II Japanese ship “Awa Maru”, the Spanish Armada ship “Girona”, and ancient Mediterranean shipwrecks.

Buried Treasure

#C-6450
Quarrell, Charles

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Florencia, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 212
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by MacDonald & Evans Ltd., London (1955), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: While this book is mostly about land treasures, as the title implies, it does contain a chapter about the Spanish Armada ship, “Florencia”, which was wrecked off the Isle of Mull, Scotland, in 1588.