The World Atlas of Treasure
by Derek Wilson
Book Club Associates, 1981, b/w illustrations, maps, drawings, hardcover, dustjacket,
Very Good Condition, minor shelf/edge wear to dustjacket
'In The World Atlas of Treasure Derek Wilson investigates the legends old and new; sifts fantasy from fact; tells the story of the great discoveries of the past; describes the wealth that is still to be found, the mountains of gold, jewels and precious artifacts which have disappeared over the centuries and which still lurk unsuspected, awaiting the lucky finder. People have sacrificed home and family, have killed and tortured, to lay their hands on the lost riches of the past. They will do so again. This book is a history of man's cupidity; it is a fascinating guide for the armchair treasure-hunter; it is a splendidly illustrated, vividly written and meticulously researched account of a subject that is as old as time and as far flung as humanity.'