Lost Treasures of the Pirates of the Caribbean: Secrets, maps, legends, and lore revealed!
James A. Owen & Jeremy Owen
Simon & Schuster, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
n their Introduction,
A Dead Man's Map Chest
, the Owens tell us that not all swashbuckling pirate stories are fiction. Pirates did hide treasures. They made maps to keep track of them. And the best of those treasure maps were drawn by three generations of the McGee family - who, according to rumor, included '
clues that contained secret messages about the locations of pirates' treasure.
hirteen McGee maps are reproduced in this book, each with a description of where it came from and historical background on pirates through the ages - from the corsairs of the Barbary coast in the 1500s to the '
golden age of piracy
' amongst the buccaneers of the Caribbean in the 1600s and early 1700s - including Sir Henry Morgan, Anne Bonny, the infamous Edward Teach (
), and Captain Kidd.
fter presenting these thirteen maps, the authors tell us: '
There is a fourteenth map. A secret map.
' Every story, every map, and every page in the book contains a clue to the pirate song riddle on the last page. '
A pirate at heart may find
' the treasure at last. The Owens challenge the reader, '
So, are you pirate enough?
' Are you?
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