The Water World

Van Dervoort, Prof. J. W.

Category: Sunken Treasure
Keywords: Royal George, William Phips, Concepcion, Lutine, Vigo Bay Galleons
Comments: Illustrated
Size: 6” x 8.5”
Pages: 512
Editions: The first edition (not stated) was published by the Acme Publishing House, Chicago (1884), in hardback with pictorial boards (no dust jacket issued).  Many editions were subsequently published by the Union Publishing House, New York City, in hardback.
This is a book about all aspects of the sea: its inhabitants, currents, tides, waves, mysteries, and the mechanical devices to explore it.  One chapter, ‘Treasure Recovered from the Deep’, includes the stories of the “Royal George”, William Phips and the “Concepcion”, the “Lutine”, and the Vigo Bay wrecks.