Shark Research Institute – 2019 Winter Auction II
Auction Ends: Dec 13, 2019 10:00 PM EST


Treasure of the Atocha: A $400 Million Archaelogical Adventure

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$20 USD
$16 USD to rpetitpas
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3  -  Bid History

Item Description

Book: Treasure of the Atocha: A $400 Million Archaeological Adventure by R. Duncan Mathewson III. Foreword by Mel Fisher

New Hardcover

Value: $20   S&H $4.27 added to winning bid (ships media mail)

This is an adventure story that unfolds over 16 years, the story of a quest that yielded millions in gold, silver, jewelry, and precious stones.

Lost in a hurrican more than 350 years ago, the treasure galleon was hidden beneath the sand in 54 feet of water only four miles from Key West, Florida. 

The remains of the ship's hull, the cooking utensils, and the most private personal possessions of the crew are helping to rewrite the history of 17th Century Spain.

The author, R. Duncan Mathewson II, the Archaeological Director of Mel Fisher's Treasure Salvors, Inc, describes archaeological techniques used on the site.