Shipwrecks & Sunken Treasure in Southeast Asia

#C-8150
Wells, Tony

ISBN/ISSN: 9812045430
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Flor Do Mar, Vung Tau, Geldermalsen, Marie Therese
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 9″
Pages: 159
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Times Editions Pte. Ltd., Singapore (1995), in paperback.
Description: This is the only comprehensive book I’ve seen on shipwrecks in Southeast Asia.  It includes brief references to 450 wrecks, and more detailed information on several treasure and ceramic wrecks: the “Hatcher Junk”, the “Flor Do Mar” (one of the richest wrecks of all times), the “Vung Tau”, the “Geldermalsen” (Nanking Cargo), the “Thailand Junk”, and the “Marie Therese”. Approximately half of the book is a listing of sunken Asian wrecks, organized by country/area.

Black Man Under the Deep Blue Sea

#C-8149
Wells, Tony

ISBN/ISSN: 1424174228
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Flor Do Mar, Vansittart
Comments: Includes a glossary; illustrated
Size: 6” x 9”
Pages: 220
Editions: The first edition (First Printing – stated) was published by PublishAmerica, Baltimore (2007), in paperback.
Description: This autobiography is largely about the author’s commercial diving (and sexual) exploits in Southeast Asia.  However, Chapter 19 tells the real story of the supposed salvage of the “Flor do Mar” by SEAS (SouthEast Asia Salvage) and the Salim Group in Indonesia waters.  Chapter 21 tells of SEAS mis-attempt to salvage the East India Company ship, “Vansittart”, which sank in 1789 off Indonesia.  There are some good lessons here about salvaging in third world countries.

Small Arms of the Spanish Treasure Fleets

#C-8147
Wells, Noel

ISBN/ISSN: 0974712515
Category: Weapons
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25” x 9.25”
Pages: 172
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Rock Bottom Publications, Dallas, Texas (2006), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description:
This book describes the weapons used aboard ships in Spanish Colonial America, including pole arms, swords, knives, boarding axes, crossbows, guns, and hand grenades.  It also includes chapters on Indian weapons, Columbus, horses and dogs.