Encyclopedia of Sunken Treasure

#C-8390
Wright, John

ISBN/ISSN: 1854799088
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Witte Leeuw, Dodington, Winterton, Meeresteijn, Bredenhof, Grosvenor, Birkenhead, Atocha, 1622 Fleet, Concepcion, Maravillas, Whydah, Le Chameau, Nuestra Senora de la Luz, El Nuevo Constante, De Braak, San Jose, Santa Margarita, Thetis, Yankee Blade, Brother Jonathan, Lexington, Republic, Genovesa, Flor do Mar, Batavia, Gilt Dragon, Zuytdorp, Zeewijk, Geldermalsen, General Grant, Niagara, Girona, Kronan, De Liefde, Slot ter Hooge, Hollandia, Lutine, Colossus, Abergavenny, Lastdrager, Royal Charter, Hampshire, Laurentic, Egypt, Edinburgh
Comments: Includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 6.25″ x 9.25″
Pages: 248
Editions: The first edition (First Published in Great Britain – stated) was published by Michael O’Mara Books Ltd., London (1995), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book briefly overviews 54 significant sunken treasure ships around the world. It is organized geographically by continent, and devotes 2 to 8 pages to each wreck. An excellent reference. Wrecks include the “Flor do Mar”, “Batavia”, “Gilt Dragon”, “Zuytdorp”, “Zeewijk”, “Geldermalsen” (Nanking Cargo), “General Grant”, “Niagara”, 1622 Fleet (“Atocha”), “Concepcion”, “Hollandia”, “Lutine”, “HMS Colossus”, “Egypt” and “Laurentic”.

Watery Graves

#C-8255
Wilkinson, Carole

ISBN/ISSN: 0760849528
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: 1715 Fleet, Sea Venture, Royal Charter, Dodington, Mary Rose, Queen Anne’s Revenge, Whydah, William Phips, Concepcion, Douro, Vasa
Comments: Juvenile; illustrated
Size: 5” x 7.75”
Pages: 96
Editions: The first edition was published under the title, “Phenomena” by Horwitz Martin, Sydney, Australia (1999) in paperback.  The first US edition was published by Sundance Publishing, Littleton, Massachusetts (2000), in paperback.
Description:
This educational juvenile book briefly describes quite a few treasure wrecks, along with pirates, marine archaeology, and some modern wrecks.  It includes the 1715 Fleet, the “Sea Venture”, the “Royal Charter”, the “Dodington”, the “Mary Rose”, “Queen Anne’s Revenge”, the “Whydah”, the  “Concepcion”, the “Douro”, and the “Vasa”.

Treasure Wreck – The Fortunes and Fate of the Pirate Ship Whydah

#C-7950
Vanderbilt II, Arthur T.

ISBN/ISSN: 0395399750
Library of Congress: 86-212
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Whydah
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 5.75″ x 8.5″
Pages: 164
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (1986), in hardback with a dust jacket.   The book was subsequently reprinted in paperback as Provincetown Classics in History, Literature and Arts #5 (no publisher or date stated).  A Revised and Updated 2nd Edition was published by Schiffer Publishing in paperback in 2007.
Description: This book tells the story of Barry Clifford’s search for, and salvage, of “Black” Sam Bellamy’s pirate ship, “Whydah”. The “Whydah” sank off Cape Cod in 1717.  One of the “Top 75 Books”.

Profile of Old New England – Yankee Legends, Tales, and Folklore

#C-7550
Taft, Lewis A.

Library of Congress: 65-10462
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Whydah
Comments: Includes a bibliography
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 271
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1965), in hardback with a dust jacket. There also was a second printing (stated) of this book in 1965 in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This is a book of New England legends: Legends of discovery, legends of colonial days, legends of the supernatural, legends of crime, legends of place names, and Indian legends. Of interest to the treasure hunter is a chapter about Black Sam Bellamy and the “Whydah” wreck off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in 1717.

True Tales of Buried Treasure

#C-7220
Snow, Edward Rowe

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Whydah, William Phips, Concepcion, De Braak, Hussar, Le Chameau
Comments: Illustrated
Size; 5.75″ x 8.25″
Pages: 272
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York City (1951), in hardback with a dust jacket. A special limited edition of 146 copies was produced of the 1951 book, with each copy “signed by the author and containing pirate treasure found by the author and described in the last chapter.” The book has been reprinted in hardback at least 16 times (with all printings subsequent to the first edition stated). The book was then revised in 1960. A UK edition was published by Alvin Redman, London (1963), in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book is one of the all time treasure hunting classics, written by a master storyteller. The book includes 18 chapters of the most famous treasure stories and the author’s personal treasure hunting adventures, several of which concern sunken treasure (contrary to the title). Included are the story of William Phips finding the “Concepcion” near Hispaniola; the pirate ship, “Whydah”, which sank off the coast of Cape Cod; “Le Chameau” which sank off Nova Scotia in 1725; the “Hussar” which sank just north of what was then New York City in 1780; the “HMS De Braak” which sank off the Delaware coast in 1798; and the author’s trip to Bermuda searching for sunken Spanish galleons.

Storms and Shipwrecks of New England

#C-7190
Snow, Edward Rowe

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Whydah
Comments: The title page calls this book, “Great Storms and Shipwrecks of the New England Coast” while the dust jacket and exterior of the book entitle it, “Storms and Shipwrecks of New England”; illustrated.
Size: 6″ x 9.25″
Pages: 338
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published by the Yankee Publishing Company, Boston (1943), in hardback with a dust jacket. The first edition included an inserted folding map of Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay. There was also a limited (numbered and autographed) first edition published with 3 maps and a fragment of the steamer, “Portland”, in the rear. A second edition (stated) was published in 1944 and a third edition (stated) was published in 1946, both in hardback with a dust jacket.
Description: This book includes thirty stories of the famous storms and shipwrecks in the Northeastern US. In preparing this volume, the author examined approximately 9200 wrecks and over 650 storms between the years 1630 and 1942. One chapter tells of the wreck of the pirate ship, “Whydah”, and some of the attempts to salvage the treasure reputed to be on it.

Treasure Tales – Shipwrecks & Salvage

#C-6980
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”.

Gold and Silver, Silver and Gold

#C-6920
Schwartz, Alvin

Library of Congress: 88-45326
Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Atocha, Mel Fisher, 1622 Fleet, Whydah, William Phips, Concepcion, Thetis, Hussar, De Braak
Comments: Adolescent; includes a bibliography; illustrated
Size: 7.75″ x 9.5″
Pages: 128
Editions: The first edition (stated) was published simultaneously by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York City, and Collins Publishers, Toronto (1988), in hardback with a dust jacket. A second hardback printing was published in 1989 and a third printing in 1993. A paperback edition was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1993).
Description: This adolescent book includes buried, lost and sunken treasure. In several chapters, the story is told of the pirate ship “Whydah”, William Phips and the “Concepcion”, the “Thetis”, the pay ship “Hussar”, the “HMS De Braak” and Mel Fisher’s “Atocha” salvage.