Panorama of Treasure Hunting

#C-8230
Wilkins, Harold T.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Merida, Central America, Hussar, Vigo Bay Galleons, Le Chameau, Telemaque
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 582
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York City (1940), in hardback with a dust jacket. There was also a second printing (stated) in 1940, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book relates numerous treasure stories from all over the globe, both land and sea. Among the sunken treasure stories are the “Merida”, the “SS Central America”, the “Hussar”, the Vigo Bay galleons, “Le Chameau”, and the “Telemaque”. Much of the information in this book is also contained in the author’s earlier 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).

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.

Sunken Treasure

#C-4690
Latil, Pierre de and Jean Rivoire

Library of Congress: 62-10863
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion, Grosvenor, Lutine, Egypt, Vigo Bay Galleons, Laurentic, Niagara, Elisabethville, Florencia, Telemaque, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 276
Editions: The first edition was published in French in 1959 by Librairie Plon. The UK first edition (not stated) was published by Rupert Hart-Davis, London (1962), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition (First American Edition – stated) was published by Hill and Wang, New York City (1962), in hardback with a dust jacket.
A Spanish edition was also published by Editorial Luis de Caralt (1962), under the title, “Tesoros Sumergidos”, in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book tells the story of 11 treasure ship recoveries, including the “Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion”; the “Grosvenor”; the “Lutine”; the liner, “Egypt”; the Vigo Bay galleons; the “Laurentic”; the “Elisabethville”; the “Niagara”; the Spanish Armada ship, “Florencia”; and the “Telemaque”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

World Beneath the Waves

#C-2800
Doukan, Gilbert

Library of Congress: 57-9118
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Concepcion, Egypt, Telemaque
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 356
Editions: The first edition was published in French. The first UK edition (First Printed in Great Britain – stated) was published by George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., London (1957), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition was published by John DeGraff, Inc., New York City (1957) in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book includes a wide range of underwater topics, including underwater hunting, ethnology (fish studies), diving equipment, sunken wrecks and a whole section on underwater archaeology. Sunken treasures are covered in 9 pages and include the “Concepcion”, the “Egypt” and the “Telemaque”.

World Beneath the Waves

#C-2800
Doukan, Gilbert

Library of Congress: 57-9118
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Concepcion, Egypt, Telemaque
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 356
Editions: The first edition was published in French. The first UK edition (First Printed in Great Britain – stated) was published by George Allen & Unwin, Ltd., London (1957), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition was published by John DeGraff, Inc., New York City (1957) in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book includes a wide range of underwater topics, including underwater hunting, ethnology (fish studies), diving equipment, sunken wrecks and a whole section on underwater archaeology. Sunken treasures are covered in 9 pages and include the “Concepcion”, the “Egypt” and the “Telemaque”.

Deep Diving and Submarine Operations

#C-2604
Davis, Robert H.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Telemaque, Florencia; William Phips, Concepcion, Vigo Bay Galleons, Grosvenor, Lutine, Thetis, Royal Charter, Hamilla Mitchell, Alphonso XII, Skyro, Oceana, Laurentic, Tubantia, Egypt, Niagara, Mary Rose, Royal George
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.75″ x 10″
Pages: 693
Editions: All editions have been published by Siebe, Gorman & Company Ltd., UK in hardback.  The first edition (1909), second edition (1917-18) and third edition (1918-1919) were published under the title of “Diving Scientifically and Practically Considered – A Diving Manual and Handbook of Submarine Appliances”. In the fourth edition (1935), the name was changed to, “Deep Diving and Submarine Operations – A Manual for Deep Sea Divers and Compressed Air Workers”. The fifth edition was published in 1951, the sixth edition in 1955, the seventh edition in 1962 and the eighth edition in 1981. A ninth edition was published in 1995 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Siebe Gorman company. This edition was produced as a two volume set in a slipcase, with each set being numbered.
Description: This is one of the great books on hard hat diving and includes numerous references to treasure ships (typically 1-5 pages in length each). A few of those described include the “Telemaque”, “Florencia”; William Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion”, the Vigo Bay wrecks, “Grosvenor”, “Lutine”, “HMS Thetis”, “Royal Charter”, “Hamilla Mitchell”, “Alphonso XII”, “Skyro”, “Oceana”, “Laurentic”, “Tubantia”, “Egypt”, “RMS Niagara”, “Mary Rose”, and “HMS Royal George”.