Bonaparte Point (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Bonaparte Point (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Point
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:
S entrance point of Arthur Harbour, Anvers Island, was probably sighted in February 1832 by Biscoe, who is thought to have landed in Biscoe Bay (q.v.); charted by FAE, 1903-05, in February 1904 and named Cap Rolland [sic]-Bonaparte, Pointe Bonaparte (Charcot, 1906b, p.319, 471), or Pointe Roland Bonaparte (Charcot, 1906a, map facing p.316), after Prince Roland-Napoléon Bonaparte (1858-1924), French patron of science; President, Société de Géographie (Paris), c. 1910 and 1919-24. Roland Bonaparte Point, referring to W entrance point of Biscoe Bay (BA chart 1238, 1908; 1948, p.190). Cap Roland-Bonaparte (Matha and Rey, 1911, p.37). Roland Bonaparte P. (HA chart, 1928). Punta Rolando Bonaparte, referring to W entrance point of Biscoe Bay (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949). Bonaparte Point, referring to W entrance point of Biscoe Bay (BA chart 3570, 27.vi.1952; APC, 1955, p.6). Following survey by FIDS from "Arthur Harbour" in 1955, the point was redefined as the S entrance point of the harbour (BA chart 3570, 27.ix.1957; APC, 1958, p.4). Punta Bonaparte (Argentina. MM chart 129, 1957; Pierrou, 1970, p.208; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.49). Bonaparte Point Peninsula (BA, 1967, p.19).
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