Treasure Hunt

#C-2918
Earle, Peter

ISBN/ISSN: 9780413776389
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Concepcion; William Phips, Thetis, Vigo Bay Galleons, Merchant Royal, Atocha, Santa Margarita, 1622 Fleet, Maravillas, Florencia, Vasa, Campen, Charles, Jesus Maria del la Limpia Concepcion, Santo Christo de Castello, Guinea Frigate, San Jose, Slot ter Hooge, Vansittart, Meresteijn, Princess Louisa, Dodington, Hollandia, Royal Anne Galley, Gran Grifon, Edinburgh, Adelaar, Anna Catharina, tVliegent Hart, Triumphant, Royal George, Hartwell, Abergavenny, Maracaibo
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.5”
Pages: 383
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Methuen Publishing Ltd., London (2007), in hardback with a dust jacket.  A paperback edition was published by Methuen in 2008.  A US edition (First US Edition – stated) was published by Thomas Dunne Books, New York City (2008) in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is about the early days of professional sunken treasure hunting (1687-1830s)…beginning with William Phips and his salvage of the “Concepcion” and ending with development of a “modern” diving suit.  It is significant to the treasure hunter because it specifies what treasure was reportedly aboard a multitude of shipwrecks and what was actually recovered between 1687 and the 1830s.

Pirates Ahoy

#C-2840
Driscoll, Charles B.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Thetis
Comments: Includes a bibliography
Size: 6.5″ x 9.5″
Pages: 340
Editions: The first edition (not stated – but can be identified by a colophon, i.e. a small oval graphic, over the copyright date) was published by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., New York City (1941), in hardback with a dust jacket. This was the only edition published to my knowledge, but there could be other printings without the colophon.
Description: While this book is primarily about pirates, it does include the story of the sinking and salvage of the British frigate, “Thetis”, off the coast of Brazil in 1830.

Pirates Ahoy

#C-2840
Driscoll, Charles B.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Thetis
Comments: Includes a bibliography
Size: 6.5″ x 9.5″
Pages: 340
Editions: The first edition (not stated – but can be identified by a colophon, i.e. a small oval graphic, over the copyright date) was published by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., New York City (1941), in hardback with a dust jacket. This was the only edition published to my knowledge, but there could be other printings without the colophon.
Description: While this book is primarily about pirates, it does include the story of the sinking and salvage of the British frigate, “Thetis”, off the coast of Brazil in 1830.

A Narrative of the Operations for the Recovery of the Public Stores and Treasure Sunk in HMS Thetis at Cape Frio, on the Coast of Brazil, on the 5th December, 1830

#C-2700
Dickinson, Capt. Thomas

Library of Congress: 17030668
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Thetis
Comments: Illustrated; fold-out map of Thetis Cove
Size: 5.75″ x 9″
Pages: 191
Editions: The first edition was published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown Green and Longman, London (1836), in hardback.  A reprint edition was published by Kessinger Publishing, Whitefish, Montana (2008), in paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of the sinking of the “HMS Thetis” off the coast of Southern Brazil in 1830, and the recovery of $750,301 in treasure during 1831 and 1832 by the author and his shipmates using a diving bell and some amazing engineering. In the end, Lloyd’s of London, the insurer, only rewarded the 400 sailors involved in the salvage with $17,000 ($42.50 each).

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”.

Treasure-Trove, Pirates’ Gold

#C-2370
Cooper, Gordon

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Susan and Rebecca, Florencia, Vigo Bay Galleons, Lutine, Thetis, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 188
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by the Lutterworth Press, London (1951), in hardback with a dust jacket. A US edition (printed in Great Britain) was published by Wilfred Funk, Inc. (1951), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book, which is primarily about land treasures, has a chapter entitled, “Where the Lost Ships Lie”. Included in this chapter are brief overviews of the following wrecks: “Susan and Rebecca”; the Spanish Armada ship, “Florencia”; the Vigo Bay wrecks; the “Lutine”; and the “Thetis”.

The Repertory of Patent Inventions

#C-1035
No author stated

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Thetis
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.25” x 8.25”
Pages: 64
Editions: The first edition (not sated) was published by the  London Journal of Sciences and Art (June, 1834), in paperback.
Description: This publication contains 2 abstracts (6 pages) from the Proceedings of the Royal Society regarding the salvage of the “HMS Thetis”, which sank off the coast of Southern Brazil in 1830.  The salvage was an engineering marvel of the time.