Lost Treasure Ships of the Northern Seas – A Guide and Gazetteer to 2000 Years of Shipwreck

Pickford, Nigel

ISBN/ISSN: 186176250X
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Dunwich Bank Wreck, Blessing of Burntisland, Royal James, Kronan, Golden Lion, Carlisle, tVliegent Hart, Guernsey Lily, Lutine
Comments: Includes a bibliography and alphabetical shipwreck listing (gazetteer); illustrated
Size: 7” x 9.5”
Pages: 224
Editions: The first edition was published (First Published – stated) Chatham Publishing, London (2006), in hardback with a dust jacket.  The US edition (Distributed in the US – stated) is distributed by MBI Publishing Company, St. Paul, Minnesota (2006) in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book begins by looking at a Roman wreck and a Viking wreck, but proceeds on to treasure wrecks, including the Dunwich Bank Wreck, the “Blessing of Burntisland”, the “Royal James”, the “Kronan”, the “Golden Lion”, the “Carlisle”, the “tVliegent Hart” (called “Vliegend Hert” in the book), the “Guernsey Lily”, the “Lutine”, and the “Deutschland”.  It also includes a chapter about the “Wilhelm Gustloff” and the lost Amber Room.  At the end of the book is a gazetteer, i.e., a  brief overview of all the ships lost in the northern seas (North Sea and Baltic Sea, excluding the English Channel, the seas west of the Shetlands, and those off the western coast of Norway).

The Sunken Treasures of a Dutch East Indiaman

Levie, John -editor

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: tVliegent Hart
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 16
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by tVliegent Hart Recoveries, Amstelveen, Netherlands (1990), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet briefly describes the salvage of the “tVliegent Hart”, which sank in 1735 off the coast of Holland.

Pret Vliegend Hart

Levie, John

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: tVliegent Hart
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated; in both Dutch and English
Size: 6.5” x 9”
Pages: 24
Editions: This reprint was copied from “TVliegenthard, rapport van de campagne” (1982).  It was published by the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (1983) in paperback.
This pamphlet was designed to accompany the wine bottles that were salvaged from the “tVliegent Hart” and sold to collectors.  It includes the history of the wreck, the various salvage attempts, and the wines that were found in the wreck.

Treasure Hunt

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.

Early Divers

Cowan, Zelide

ISBN/ISSN: 0952060507
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: William Phips, Concepcion, Lethbridge, Vasa, Abergavenny, tVliegent Hart, Royal George, Florencia, Gran Griffon, Spanish Armada, Hollandia, Mary Rose, Hartwell, De Liefde
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 102
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Treasure World Publishing, Norfolk, England (circa 1985), in paperback.
Description: This is book is about early divers who salvaged sunken ships and the equipment they used, including the diving bell, underwater chambers, and early hard-hat suits. It includes a chapter about John Lethbridge, and mentions a number of early attempts to salvage treasure wrecks, including: William Phips and the salvage of the “Concepcion”, the “Vasa”, the “Earl of Abergavenny”, the “tVliegent Hart”, the Spanish Armada galleons “Florencia” and “Gran Griffon”, the “Hollandia”, the “Mary Rose”, the “Hartwell”, the “De Liefde”, and the “HMS Royal George”.