Treasures of the Armada, by R Sténuit
Treasures of the Armada
In 1588 the Spanish galleass Girona, loaded with treasure and equipment of five other Armada vessels, was wrecked off the coast of Ireland. Nearly 400 years later, Robert Sténuit and his team of divers found the site of the wreck and from the seabed recovered a remarkable amount of treasure: rare navigational instruments, gold and silver plate, hundreds of valuable coins and fabulous jewellery of rubies, diamonds and pearls. In this book the author tells the story of the running battle in the English Channel when Sir Francis Drake held off the Spanish invasion. The remainder of the book is devoted to the historical research and diving work that led to the discovery of the treasure.
Paperback in good condition. Back cover creased at the corners. Inside pages slightly yellowed but in very good condition.
Black and white and colour photographs
130 mm x 295 mm (approx. 5 in x 7.75 in)
1974, Cardinal by Sphere Books, London
1 in stock
|Dimensions||18 × 3 cm|