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TREASURE of the ATOCHA

Foreword by Mel Fisher

by R. Duncan Mathewson III

 

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TREASURE of the ATOCHA

Sixteen Dramatic Years in Search of the Historic Wreck

BOOK DETAILS

Treasure of the Atocha by R. Duncan Mathewson III tells the story of the agonizingly long search begun by Mel Fisher for the wreck, both through historical records and along the Florida coast. It tells of a series setbacks. But, with the aid of over 150 illustrations, most in full colour, it describes the sheer joy of uncovering one of the world’s greatest treasure troves.
 
1st Published in Great Britain in conjunction with PISCES BOOKS and Seafarers Heritage Library, Ltd.
in 1986 by
Sidjwick & Jackson Limited, London
 
ISBN 0283994215

BOOK CONDITION:

A navy cloth bound book with bright gilt lettering to the spine - blind title on the front board - coloured chart end papers - page block of art quality pages is tight and bright and extensively illustrated in full colour and black and white throughout. Top and bottom of spine and corners are slightly rubbed but condition is still VERY GOOD PLUS.
The dust wrapper is complete but the edges and corners are lightly rubbed so condition is probably VERY GOOD.

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UK Royal Mail
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£8.05
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£12.85
Airmail World Zone 2
£13.60

160 pages 162 mm. x 235 mm. x 22 mm.

Weight wrapped for postage <1000 grm.

PRICE £10.50 plus postage (included for UK but for overseas see table right! )

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Scan of the front of "Treasure of the Atocha"

BLURBS from Jacket Flab

Finally, the authorized story of the world’s greatest treasure hunt has been told. Treasure of the Atocha bears witness to the remarkable persistence and skill of a dedicated team of archaeologists, scientists, historians and divers who have recently uncovered the most fabulous wreck of all time.

Generations of treasure hunters have failed to find the location of the great Spanish galleon, Nuestra Señora de Atocha, since she foundered in a sudden hurricane in September 1622 and was swept headlong into the coral reefs of the Florida Keys.

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Photograph of "Treasure of the Atocha"
She had been bound for home from Havana in a fleet of Spanish ships filled to the gunwales with the wealth of the colonies. But instead of enriching the coffers of the young King Philip IV, the treasure sank to the ocean floor, and there it remained for over 350 years.

But now after a sixteen year search by Mel Fisher and his team, the remains of the Atocha and her rich cargo have been recovered.

Treasure of the Atocha tells the story of the agonizingly long search for the wreck, both through historical records and along the Florida coast. It tells of a series setbacks. But, with the aid of over 150 illustrations, most in full colour, it describes the sheer joy of uncovering one of the world’s greatest treasure troves.

BOOK CONDITION & details:

 

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