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”.

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”.

Exploring for Lost Treasure

#C-7430
Stirling, Nora B.

Library of Congress: 60-8305
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Drake, Egypt, Thetis
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 9″ x 12.5″
Pages: 56
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Garden City Books, Garden City, New York (1960), in hardback with a pictorial binding and a dust jacket.
Description: This large juvenile book includes 10 lost treasure stories, both land and sea. The sunken treasure stories include William Phips and the “Concepcion”, Sir Francis Drake and the 45 tons of silver he dumped into the sea, the “Egypt” and the “Thetis”.

Exploring for Lost Treasure

#C-7430
Stirling, Nora B.

Library of Congress: 60-8305
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Drake, Egypt, Thetis
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 9″ x 12.5″
Pages: 56
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Garden City Books, Garden City, New York (1960), in hardback with a pictorial binding and a dust jacket.
Description: This large juvenile book includes 10 lost treasure stories, both land and sea. The sunken treasure stories include William Phips and the “Concepcion”, Sir Francis Drake and the 45 tons of silver he dumped into the sea, the “Egypt” and the “Thetis”.

Gold and Silver, Silver and Gold

#C-6920
Schwartz, Alvin

Library of Congress: 88-45326
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet, Whydah, William Phips, Concepcion, Thetis, Hussar, De Braak
Comments: Adolescent; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.75″ x 9.5″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York City, and Collins Publishers, Toronto (1988), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second hardback printing was published in 1989 and a third printing in 1993. A paperback edition was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1993).
Description: This adolescent book includes buried, lost and sunken treasure. In several chapters, the story is told of the pirate ship “Whydah”, William Phips and the “Concepcion”, the “Thetis”, the pay ship “Hussar”, the “HMS De Braak” and Mel Fisher’s “Atocha” salvage.

The Book of Pirate Treasures

#C-6100
Paine, Ralph D.

ISBN/ISSN: 0873801776
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Lutine, Florencia, Vigo Bay Galleons, William Phips, Thetis, Concepcion, Spanish Armada
Comments: See Paine, Ralph D., “The Book of Buried Treasure” (#C-6090)
Size: 7.75″ x 9.75″
Pages: 434

The Book of Buried Treasure

#C-6090
Paine, Ralph D.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Lutine, Florencia, Vigo Bay Galleons, William Phips, Thetis, Concepcion, Spanish Armada
Comments: Same book as “The Book of Pirate Treasures” (#C-6100); illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 425
Editions: The first US edition (not stated) was published by Sturgis & Walton Company, New York City (1911), in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket but there may have been one). The first UK edition (not stated) was published by William Heinemann, London (1911), in hardback (again, I’ve never seen a dust jacket but there may have been one). The book was republished in the US by The Macmillan Company, New York City (1922) in hardback (I’ve never seen a dust jacket on this edition either, but there may have been one). A second printing of the Macmillan edition was published in 1926. The book was again republished in the US by the Arno Press, New York City (1981), in hardback with a dust jacket. A paperback edition was published by the Rio Grande Press, Glorieta, New Mexico (1992), under the title “The Book of Pirate Treasures”.
Description: This book is “a true history of the gold, jewels, and plate of pirates, galleons, etc., which are sought for to this day”. Contrary to its title, about half of the book regards sunken treasure…the rest of it is land treasure. It includes chapters about the “Thetis”, the Spanish Armada galleon, “Florencia”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “Lutine” and William Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion”.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Diving and Salvage

#C-3770
Hammond, Rolt

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Vasa, Thetis, Egypt
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5″ x 7.5″
Pages: 143
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Frederick Muller Limited, London (1964), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: While the beginning of this book discusses salvage techniques and equipment, most of the book is about actual shipwreck salvage operations. The book includes chapters about the salvage and raising of the “Vasa”, and the treasure recoveries from the “Thetis” and the “Egypt”.

The Great Treasure Hunts

#C-3320
Furneaux, Rupert

Library of Congress: 69-18366
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion, Florencia, Association, De Liefde, Le Chameau, 1715 Fleet, Thetis, Lutine, Grosvenor, Egypt, Hussar, Vigo Bay Galleons, Laurentic, Niagara, William Phips, Spanish Armada
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 236
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Odams Books, UK (1969), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first US edition (First Published in the United States – stated) was published by the Taplinger Publishing Company, New York City (1969), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: While this book describes both land and sunken treasures, most of the book is about sunken treasure. The sunken treasures include the “Concepcion”, the “Florencia” of the Spanish Armada, the “HMS Association”, the “De Liefde”, the “Chameau”, the 1715 Fleet off the Florida coast, the “Thetis” off the Brazilian coast, the “Grosvenor” off the South African coast, the “Egypt”, the “Hussar”, the “Lutine”, the Vigo Bay galleons in Spain, the “Laurentic”, and the “Niagara” off the New Zealand coast.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.