Diving into the Past

#C-6460
Rackl, Hanns-Wolf

Library of Congress: 68-16121
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Vasa
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 292
Editions: This book was first published in German in 1964. The first English language edition (not stated) was published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York City (1968), in hardback (with a dust jacket) and paperback. The hardback edition was published with both a pictorial binding and a green cloth binding.
Description: This book overviews of some of the early Classical successes in Mediterranean underwater archaeology. It also includes a chapter on the “Vasa”, a warship that sank near Stockholm, Sweden, in 1628.

Shipwreck

#C-6320
Platt, Richard

ISBN/ISSN: 0679885625
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Mary Rose, Ramillies, Royal Charter, Duoro, Spanish Armada, Hamilton, Vasa
Comments: Adolescent; illustrated
Size: 8.75″ x 11.25″
Pages: 60
Editions: The first edition was published by Dorling Kindersley Limited, London (1997), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued). The first US edition (First American Edition – stated) was published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York City (1997), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued). Both volumes are part of the “Eyewitness Books” series.
Description: This well-illustrated adolescent book focuses on the archaeology of shipwrecks and includes brief overviews of the “Mary Rose”, the “Ramillies”, the “Royal Charter”, the “Duoro”, the Spanish Armada shipwrecks, the “Hamilton”, the “Vasa” and the “Titanic”.

Lost at Sea – Great Shipwrecks of History

#C-6150
Pearsall, Ronald

ISBN/ISSN: 1880908522
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Lutine, Amsterdam, Mary Rose, Vasa
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 9.75″ x 13.25″
Pages: 127
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Todtri Productions Limited, New York City (1996), in hardback with a dust jacket and a pictorial binding.
Description: This well-illustrated coffee table book covers some of the great historic shipwrecks…from ancient times to modern times. It includes a few pages about salvage and treasure recoveries, mentioning the “Lutine”, “Amsterdam”, “Vasa” and “Mary Rose”.

Vasa – The King’s Ship

#C-6040
Ohrelius, Bengt

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Vasa
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
Pages: 124
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Cassell & Co. Ltd., London (1962), in hardback with a dust jacket. A US edition (First American Edition – stated) was published by Chilton Books, New York City (1963), in hardback with a dust jacket. 
Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, published a leather-bound, limited edition of this book in 1991 as part of their Nautical Library series (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This book tells the short history of the Swedish warship, “Vasa”, which sank two hours into its maiden voyage in 1628. It also recounts the excavation and raising of the ship in 1961.

History Under the Sea

#C-5630
McKee, Alexander

ISBN/ISSN: 090864107
Library of Congress: 69-20307
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Matanceros Wreck, Royal George, Vasa, Mary Rose, 1715 fleet
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.5″ x 10″
Pages: 342
Editions: The first edition (First Published – stated) was published by Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., London (1968), in hardback with a dust jacket. A US edition (First Published in the USA – stated) was published by E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York (1969) in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is an overview of the world’s more significant underwater archaeological excavations and treasure recoveries. Includes “El Matanzero”, the “HMS Royal George”, “Vasa”, the “Mary Rose”, and the 1715 Fleet. Many other wrecks are briefly mentioned.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Vasa

#C-5500
Matz, Erling

ISBN/ISSN: 9185268372
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Vasa
Comments: Pamphlet; illustrated
Size: 6.5″ x 9.5″
Pages: 48
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Sweden (no date), in paperback.
Description: This pamphlet describes the exhibits at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm. The “Vasa” is a Swedish warship that sank in 1628, but was raised intact in 1961.

Glorious Vasa – The Magnificent Ship & 17th Century Sweden

#C-5498
Matz, Erling and Hans Hammarskiöld

ISBN/ISSN: 9189204174
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Vasa
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 10″ x 13.75″
Pages: 256
Editions: The first edition was published in Swedish under the title, “I Lejonets Tid”. The first English language edition was published by Max Strom, Stockholm (1999), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second impression was published in 2001.
Description: This well-illustrated coffee table book tells the story of the building, sinking and excavation of the Swedish warship, “Vasa”. The events are put into the context of 17th century Sweden, when the nation was beginning to develop as a European power.

The Lure of Sunken Treasure – Under the Sea with Marine Archaeologists and Treasure Hunters

#C-5210
Marx, Robert F.

Library of Congress: 73-77777
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Matanceros Wreck, 1715 Fleet, Vasa, Columbus
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 7.5″ x 10.25″
Pages: 158
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by David McKay Company, New York City (1973), in hardback with a dust jacket. I suspect there were two printings of this book, however the only way to distinguish them is by the price on the dust jacket. The real first printing has a price of $9.95 on the dust jacket; what I suspect is a second printing has a price on the dust jacket of $12.50.
Description: The 8 chapters of this book include the Matanceros Reef wreck off Cancun, Mexico; diving into an Inca well in Mexico; treasure wrecks on the reefs of Bermuda; Port Royal, Jamaica; the 1715 Fleet; the Vasa in Sweden; a bronze-age wreck off Turkey, and the discovery of two of Columbus’s ships in St. Anne’s Bay, Jamaica.

The Royal Warship Vasa

#C-4547
Landstrom, Bjorn

Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Vasa
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.25″ x 8.75″
Pages: 160
Editions: The first English language edition (stated) was published by Interpublishing, Stockholm (1988), in hardback with pictorial cover and dust jacket.
Description: This book describes the building, rigging and armament of the “Vasa” and contains may illustrations by the author, a noted artist. The book also includes a comparative study of Danish, English and Dutch shipbuilding methods of the early 17th century. The “Vasa” sank in Stockholm harbor in 1628 on her maiden voyage.

Undersea Archaeology

#C-4540
Lampton, Christopher

ISBN/ISSN: 0531104923
Library of Congress: 87-25236
Category: Underwater Archaeology
Keywords: Vasa, Mary Rose
Comments: Adolescent; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.25″ x 8.75″
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Franklin Watts, New York City (1988), in hardback with a pictorial binding (no dust jacket issued).
Description: This adolescent book gives an overview of underwater archaeology, telling the story of the finding and raising of both the “Vasa” and the “Mary Rose”. It also tells about the technology used in underwater archaeology, using as an example, the robots and mini-subs that explored the “Titanic”.