By: HATCHER, Michael THORNCROFT, Antony DE RHAM, Max
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1987, ISBN:0241121175:
Seller ID: 76363
HATCHER, Michael. The Nanking Cargo. With Antony Thorncroft and Max de Rham. London: Hamish Hamilton, (1987). First UK Printing. Pp. -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 mil... View More...