Underwater Africa

Venter, Al J.

ISBN/ISSN: 36001459
Library of Congress: 71-170362
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Meeresteijn, Middelberg, Grosvenor
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.5” x 11.25”
Pages: 164
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Purnell & Sons SA (Pty) Ltd., Cape Town, South Africa (1971), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book describes a variety of diving adventures around Africa, including marine life, sharks, underwater mining and shipwrecks.  One chapter describes three treasure wrecks, the “Meeresteijn”, the “Middelberg” (carrying porcelain), and the “Grosvenor”, while another chapter recounts the excavation of a Roman galley off the Tunisian coast.

Shipwreck Stories

Venter, Al J. and Friends

ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-4853-0040-3
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: South Africa shipwrecks; Dodington, Santo Antonio de Tanna, Reijgersdaal, Birkenhead, Joanna, Bredenhof
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 8.75” x 6”
Pages: 426
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by Protea Books, Pretoria, South Africa (2014), in paperback.
Description: This book tells the story of 30 shipwrecks off the South Africa coast, modern and ancient, and their salvage.  It includes a chapter each about the “Dodington”, the “Santo Antonio de Tanna”, the “Reijgersdaal”, the “HMS Birkenhead”, the “Johanna”, and the “Bredenhof”.  Many artifacts are illustrated and diving instructions are described for some of the wrecks.
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