Shipwreck – Collector’s Edition


The Collector’s Edition of Shipwreck – The Gibsons of Scilly, in a large format, limited and numbered collector’s edition of 1 000 copies.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from June 2022.

ISBN: 9789171265685 Category:

Carl Douglas, Björn Hagberg


In the days of sailing ships, the waters off Britain’s south-western coast were among the most treacherous in the world with tidal currents, submerged rocks, storms and murky depths. Thousands of ships were lost there over the centuries. From Cornwall and the remote Isles of Scilly, four generations of the Gibson family documented these shipwrecks in photographs, creating a unique archive of an era when seafaring meant risking one’s life. This magnificent book is the largest ever created on the outstanding collection of pictures of the Gibson Family, with almost 100 exceptional images presented as never before alongside text by Carl Douglas Björn Hagberg. The result is a work that conveys mankind’s struggle against the elements – and the extraordinary efforts to save lives. This book is published in co-operation with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, that holds the unique Gibson collection.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 54.5 x 39 cm
Publisher name Bokforlaget Max Strom
Publication date 16 June 2022
Number of pages 184
Format Hardback
Dimensions 54.5 x 39 cm
Weight 300 g


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The Gibson family of the Isles of Scilly has for five generations created the most extraordinary photographs of shipwrecks.

Carl Douglas is a historian, an acclaimed author and a skilled diver. He is the writer of the best-selling book Ghost ships of the Baltic Sea.

Björn Hagberg a marine archaeologist, researcher and author with several books to his credit.