Treasure Tales – Shipwrecks & Salvage

Sebring, Thomas H.

ISBN/ISSN: 0961773502
Library of Congress: 86-072052
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Atocha, Maravillas, 1715 Fleet, 1733 Fleet, Batavia, Gilt Dragon, De Liefde, Akerendam, Vigo Bay Galleons, Association, Lucayan Beach Wreck, Whydah, Le Chameau, De Braak, Athenienne, Slot ter Hooge, Hollandia, Meeresteijn
Comments: Includes a bibliography and worldwide listing of salvaged treasure wrecks; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Cooke Publishing Company, Devon, Pennsylvania (1986), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book has it all…chapters on the Spanish treasure fleets; Dutch, English and French treasure wrecks; captured treasure from ships; pirate wrecks; treasure coins; and treasure hunters. Shipwrecks include the “Concepcion”, the “Atocha”, the “Maravillas”, the 1715 Fleet, the 1733 Fleet, the “Batavia”, the “Vergulde Draeck” (Gilt Dragon), the “De Liefde”, the “Akerendam”, the Vigo Bay galleons, the “HMS Association”, the Lucayan Beach wreck (“Nuestra Senora de los Remedios”), the “Whydah”, “Le Chameau”, the “HMS De Braak”, the “Athenienne”, the “Slot ter Hooge”, the “Hollandia”, and the “Meeresteijn”. The book even includes a worldwide listing of salvaged treasure wrecks. It is a factual reference.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Lost Treasure

Flaherty, Thomas H. -editor

ISBN/ISSN: 0809477033
Library of Congress: 90-20110
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Whydah, Le Chameau, Atocha, Los Tres Puentes, Art McKee, 1733 Fleet, Tom Gurr, San Jose, Edinburgh, De Braak, Teddy Tucker, Maravillas, Vigo Bay Galleons, Elingamite, William Phips, Concepcion, 1715 Fleet, Kip Wagner, Central America, Florencia, Hussar, 1622 Fleet, Spanish Armada
Comments: Illustrated; part of the Time-Life series, “Library of Curious and Unusual Facts”
Size: 8.5″ x 11″
Pages: 143
Editions: The first edition (First Printing – stated) was published by Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia (1991), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book is an overview of lost, buried, sunken and archaeological treasures.  The sunken treasure section includes a page or two about many of the more famous shipwreck salvage projects: “Whydah”, “Le Chameau”, “Atocha”, “Los Tres Puentes”, the 1733 Fleet, “San Jose”, “HMS Edinburgh”, “HMS De Braak”, “Maravillas”, the Vigo Bay wrecks, “Elingamite”, William Phips and the “Concepcion”, the 1715 Fleet, “SS Central America”, “Florencia”, and “Hussar”.