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Brabant Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107912

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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extending from 64°00'S to 64°32'S and separated from Danco Coast by Gerlache Strait. The N coast was discovered by Foster in 1829 (Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a) and probably sighted by GAE, 1973-74, in January 1874. The E coast was roughly mapped by BeAE, 23 January-8 February 1898, when a landing was made (d'Ursel Point, q.v.) and the island was named Île Brabant after the Belgian province Brabant, which contributed towards the cost of that expedition (Lecointe, chart, 1899; Gerlache, 1900b, p.472). Brabant Island (BA chart 1238, viii.1900; APC, 1955, p.6; BA chart 3570, 5.i.1951; BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974). Isola Brabant (Gerlache, 1902a). Brabant-Insel (Cook, 1903, map following p.x). Brabant Tn (Nordenskj"ld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). The N and W coasts of the island were roughly charted by FAE, 1903-05, in February 1904 and January 1905 (Matha and Rey, 1911, Pl. 1 following p.615). Isla Brabante [sic] (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.214; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.53). Brabant Eiland (Ruys, 1905, map following p.88). Isla Brabant (Jalour, [1907b], map following p.196). Brabant T (HA chart, 1928). Brabantöya (Risting, 1929, map p.33). Brabant-Ten (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Brabant"ia (Isachsen, 1934, p.134). Isla Brabanta [sic] (Rymill and others, 1938, map facing p.272). Brabant ya (Aagaard, 1944, p.32). Isla Brambant [sic] (Vila Labra, 1947, map p.203). Isla Branbant [sic] (Ihl C. and Ayala A., 1947, map facing p.64). Isla Bravant [sic] (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.201). Isla Jos' Toribio Medina, after the "illustrious Chilean polygrapher" (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.201 and end map). Isola Brabante (Zavatti, 1952, p.510). J. [sic] Brabante (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.246a). Isla Bravante [sic] (Argentina. MM chart 106a, 1954). Ostrov Brabant (Baranov and others, 1954, map p.283). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956-57 and subsequently mapped from air photographs. Ostrov Brabantsky (B rtl, 1958, map facing p.144). Brabant (González-Ferrán and Vergara, 1972, map Fig. 1, p.191). Brabaut [sic] Island (BA, 1974, p.181). Isla Brabantf [sic] (Alarcón and others, 1976, Fig. 2, p.11). The island was further surveyed by JSEBI (Furse, 1986).

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64° 17' 00.0" S
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62° 20' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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