Nanking Cargo. 1st UK in dj.

By: HATCHER, Michael THORNCROFT, Antony DE RHAM, Max

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HATCHER, Michael. The Nanking Cargo. With Antony Thorncroft and Max de Rham. London: Hamish Hamilton, (1987). First UK Printing. Pp. [1]-176. Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "In 1985 Mike Hatcher, ex-Barnado boy, ex-sheep farmer, located a Dutch East Indiaman, the Geldermalsen, which had been wrecked in 1752 in the South China seas. From the ocean bed, Hatch and his partner, Max de Rham, salvaged its vast cargo ofChinese porcelain and gold. When this haul -- known to the world as the Na nking Cargo -- was sold at Christies in Amsterdam, it made over ten millionpounds, and established Captain Hatcher as the most controversial and weal thy treasure hunter of the day. [...] Tough, uncompromising and ruthless, his home is his yacht, The Restless M, from which he and de Rham are huntingan even larger treasure [at the time of publication] somewhere off the coa st of Singapore." - from the dj. Stamp from "Penguin Books" to front pastedown, else vg in short-closed-torn (two-inches to head of spine) dj. 50.00

Title: Nanking Cargo. 1st UK in dj.

Author Name: HATCHER, Michael THORNCROFT, Antony DE RHAM, Max

Categories: 68,

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton, London, 1987, ISBN:0241121175:

Seller ID: 76363

Keywords: NAUTICAL MERCANTILE SHIPWRECKS DIVING DUTCH EAST INDIA COMPANY SOUTH CHINA SEA,