Astor Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Astor Island (The name as it would appear on a map)
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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.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
off W side of Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, following air photography by FIDASE, 1955-57, and ground survey by FIDS, 1957-58, was named, in association with names of early sealers in this area, after B. Astor, of the American sealer Jane Maria from New York, who in 1820-21 collected rock specimens in the area for the New York Lyceum of Natural History (now American Museum of Natural History) (APC, 1959a, p.4; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968). Isla Astor (Argentina. AA, 1991 p.4).
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