The Wreck of the Almirante, P Earle

The Wreck of the Almirante, Sir William Phips and the Hispaniola Treasure
Peter Earle

In 1641 the Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion was shipwrecked n a reef north of Hispaniola (now the Dominican Republic) with a reputedly fabulous treasure aboard. Initial attempts to locate the wreck fiailed and expedition after expedition set out to find her. She was found by an obsessively single-minded Boston sea captain called William Phips who brought up a treasure worth £250,000 – and enormous sum in the 17th century, Some of the treasure was left behind, encased in coral. In 1978 a team of American divers located the wreck and brought up incredible treasure of silver and other valuables.

Hardback with dust jacket in very good condition.

260 pages
Black and white photographs
145 mm x 222 mm (5.75 in x 8.75 in)
1979, Macmillan London Ltd


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Weight .75 kg
Dimensions 31 × 24 × 3 cm