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Anvers Island

Anvers Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Anvers Island  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107538

Feature type: Island


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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between 64°15' and 64°50'S, and 62°45' and 64°20'W, off Danco Coast, was discovered by Biscoe who made a landing on Biscoe Bay (q.v.) on 21 February 1832 (Biscoe, 1830-33b); on its W and S coasts roughly charted by Dallmann in January 1874 (Dallmann, 1873-74; [Petermann], 1875a, end map); on its E coast roughly charted by BeAE, 1-9 February 1898, when its insularity was proved; named Île Anvers after Anvers (or Antwerp), Belgium, which contributed towards the cost of BeAE (Lecointe, map, 1899; Ger- lache, 1900b, p.475). Anvers Island (BA chart 1238, viii.1900; 3570,; APC, 1955, p.4; BA chart 3570, 29.ix.1961). Antwerp Island (Arc towski, 1901b, p.373; Kemp, 1932, map following p.256). Isla Amberes [=Anvers island] (Irïzar, 1903, map facing p.128; Pierrou, 1970, p.163). Antwerpen-Insel (Cook, 1903, map following p.x). Antwerpen Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). The W coast was recharted by FAE, 1903-05 (Matha and Rey, 1911, p.56-62). Antwerpen Eiland (Ruys, 1905, map following p.88). Anversinsel (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.74). Anvers Öya (HA chart, 1927). Antwerpen-Øen (Holtedahl and Mosby, 1928, p.228). Antwerpen-Øya (Risting, 1929, map p.33). Antwerp-Öen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Antwerpøen (Aagaard, 1931). Anversøia (Isachsen, 1934, p.134). Anvers Ö (Hansen, atlas, 1936, chart 1). Antwerpøya (Aagaard, 1944, p.32). Antwerpen Island, as rejected form (USBGN, 1947, p.132). Isla Anvers (Chile. DNH chart 510, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.30). Isla Yelcho, after the Chilean steam-tug Yelcho (Cape Yelcho, q.v.) (Chile. IGM map, 1947). Isla Yelcho (Isla Amberes) (Ihl C. and Ayala A., 1947, map facing p.64). Isla de Anvers (Sgrosso, 1948, p.185). Anvers Saari (Andersson, 1948, map p.329). Isla Arzobispo Vicuñia, after the first Pastor of Santiago, Chile (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.201 and end map). Ostrov Antverpen ([Soviet Union. BSE], 1950b, map following p.484). Isola Anversa (Zavatti, 1952, p.510). Anversön (Frödin, 1956, end map). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE and surveyed from the ground on its E side by FIDS from Arthur Harbour , 1956-58. Anvers (Anderson, 1957, p.111). Isla Ambe es [sic] (Argentina. IGM map 3762, 1958). Antverpsky Ostrov (Bártl, 1958, map facing p.144). Isola Yelcho (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 7). Ostrov Anvers (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Anvers Islands, in error (USAF chart ASC-6, 1962). [For history of occupation see Arthur Harbour.]

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64° 35' 00.0" S
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63° 30' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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