The Vasa Venture

#C-8176
Widding, Lars

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Vasa
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 6.5″ x 9.75″
Pages: 99
Editions: The first edition was published in Swedish. The first English language edition was published by Gebers AWE, Sweden (1961), in paperback.
Description: This adolescent book tells the story of the sinking of the Swedish warship, “Vasa” in 1628, the excavation, and raising of the wreck beginning in 1959.

The Power and the Glory – The Sculptures of the Warship Wasa

#C-7260
Soop, Hans

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Vasa
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.75” x 11.75”
Pages: 270
Editions: The first edition was probably published in Swedish.  The first English language edition (not stated) was published by Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, Stockholm, Sweden (1986), in hardback with a dust jacket.  A second edition was published in 1992, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book illustrates and describes the hundreds of carvings from the “Vasa” shipwreck (1628), which was raised in 1961 and put on display in Stockholm.  There is a fold-out hull plan of the “Vasa” attached in the rear of the book.

Where to Search for Buried Treasure – Maps and Pictures

#C-6420
Poynton, H.C. (Helen Catherine)

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Lutine, Spanish Armada, Visby Fleet, Brother Jonathan
Comments: Pamphlet; includes a listing of 100 sunken treasure ships; illustrated with pictures and maps
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 25
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the author (1952), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet very briefly describes 14 buried and sunken treasures. In the latter category are the “Lutine”, the Spanish Armada shipwrecks, the “Brother Jonathan” and the Visby fleet wrecked in 1361 off the coast of Gotland, Sweden. It also includes three double-page treasure maps and two pages of information on treasure coins. The last two pages are a listing of 100 sunken treasure ships (borrowed from Lt. Harry Rieseberg’s book, “I Dive for Treasure” – see #C-6590).

Vasa

#C-5500
Matz, Erling

ISBN/ISSN: 9185268372
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Vasa
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 6.5″ x 9.5″
Pages: 48
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Sweden (no date), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet describes the exhibits at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm. The “Vasa” is a Swedish warship that sank in 1628, but was raised intact in 1961.

The Warship Vasa – Deep Diving and Marine Archaeology in Stockholm

#C-3250
Franzen, Anders

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Vasa
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 11.25″
Pages: 83
Editions: The first edition was published in Swedish by Nordiska Uppslagsbocker AB in 1960.  The first English language edition was published by Norstedt and Bonnier Publishers, Stockholm, Sweden (1960), in hardback with a dust jacket. An enlarged second edition was published in 1961, and several subsequent editions have been printed.
Description: This book tells the story (mostly in pictures) of the excavation and preservation of the warship, “Vasa”, which sank in Stockholm harbor in 1628 and was raised in 1961.

HMS Kronan – The Search for a Great 17th Century Swedish Warship

#C-3248
Franzen, Anders

ISBN/ISSN: 03492842
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Kronan
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 12″
Pages: 66
Editions: The first English language edition was published by The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (1981), in paperback.
Description: This book is the story of the search for, and discovery of, the “HMS Kronan” by the author in 1980. The ship sank in 1676 off the east coast of Sweden. Much of the book is comprised of the author’s logbook and photos.

HMS Kronan – The Search for a Great 17th Century Swedish Warship

#C-3248
Franzen, Anders

ISBN/ISSN: 03492842
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Kronan
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 8.5″ x 12″
Pages: 66
Editions: The first English language edition was published by The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (1981), in paperback.
Description: This book is the story of the search for, and discovery of, the “HMS Kronan” by the author in 1980. The ship sank in 1676 off the east coast of Sweden. Much of the book is comprised of the author’s logbook and photos.

Kronan – Kalmar County Museum’s Exhibition

#C-3240
Franks, Jeremy -editor

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Kronan
Comments: Exhibition catalog; profusely illustrated
Size: 10.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 36
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Kalmar County Museum, Sweden (1986), in paperback.
Description: This museum exhibition catalog chronicles the history of the warship, “Kronan”, which sank off Sweden in 1676. It also describes the excavation of the ship between 1981 and 1985 and pictures many of the artifacts recovered.