Name details

Biscoe Islands

Biscoe Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Biscoe Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107811

Feature type: Island

Origin

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:

Narrative

extending NE-SW from Pitt Islands to Barcroft Islands and including Renaud Island, Rabot Island, Lavoisier Island, Krogh Island, Watkins Island and Belding Island, were discovered by John Biscoe, Master, RN (1794-1843) on 17-18 February 1832, following his discovery of Enderby Land, AAT, the previous year (Biscoe, 1830-33b); named, probably by Messrs Enderby, Biscoe's Range after the discoverer ([Biscoe], 1833d, p.110). Chaï ne de Biscoe ([Biscoe], 1833c, p.74). Biscoe Islands (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; 3175, 1.iii.1940; [extending from Pitt Islands to Decazes Island] APC, 1955, p.5; DOS 610 sheet W 65 64, 1959; [with present definition] APC, 1961, p.2; BAS 250P sheet SQ 19-20/10, 1-DOS 1979). Biscoe Inseln (Petermann, map, 1867). Biscoe Öarne (Ohlin, 1898, p.285). Îles Biscoe (Lecointe, map, 1899). Isole di Biscöe (Gerlache, 1902a, end map). Archipiélago Bisco [sic] (Irïzar, 1903, map facing p.128). Îles Bisco (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 6). Biscoe Öarna (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 2, end map). Islas Biscoe (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 2, end map; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.47). Biscoe Eilanden (Manen, 1905, Kaart 8 following p.710). The islands were roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05, in January 1905 (Charcot, 1905c, p.464). Archipiélago Biscoe (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.204). Archipiélago de Biscoe (Riso Patron S., 1908, p.10). The W side of the islands was roughly delineated by FAE, 1908-10, on 1-2 February 1909 (Charcot, 1910, p.83). Île [sic] Biscoe (Bongrain, 1914, vue 29 following p.60). Île Biscoe du Nord and Île Biscoe du Sud, referring to the groups respectively N and S of Pendleton Strait (Bongrain, 1914, vues 24 and 25 following p.60). Biscoe Öyane (HA chart, 1927). Biscoe Öene (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Biscoeøene (Aagaard, 1931). Biscoe Archipelago (Kemp and Bennett, 1932, p.187). Biscoes (Rymill, 1938a, p.306). Biscoeøyene (Aagaard, 1944, p.32). Biscoe Saaret (Andersson, 1948, map p.329). Ostrova Bisko (Soviet Union. BSE, 1950, map following p.484). Grupo Biscoe (Flores Silva, 1952, p.85). Wyspy Biscoe (Machowski, 1953, p.154). Biscoe Island [sic] (FID, 1956, p.63). The islands were photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Archipiélago Biscoé (Argentina. MM chart 131, 1957). Isole Biscoe (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Biscoeovy Ostrovy (Bártl, 1958, map facing p.144). Arch. Biscoe (Birkenmajer, 1979b, map Fig.1, p.2).

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Location

Latitude:
66° 00' 00.0" S
- 66.00000°
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Longitude:
66° 30' 00.0" W
- 66.50000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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