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Davis Coast

Davis Coast (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Davis Coast  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108441

Feature type: Coast


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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NW coast of Graham Land from Cape Herschel to Cape Kjellman, was sighted in part by Bransfield in January 1820 (Gould, 1925, p.220) and probably also by Pendleton from Deception Island in 1820 (Fanning, 1834; Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.71); sighted by Palmer from the area of Orléans Strait, 17 November 1820 (Palmer, 1820-21); further explored in February 1821 by Davis, who made a reconnaissance off this coast for seals in Huron and a landing in the area of Hughes Bay (q.v.) (Davis, 1821-22). The following names were applied more or less to this coast as now defined. Palmer's Land, referring to N coast of mainland from c.57°00'W to N entrance of Gerlache Strait and N end of Liège Island (Powell, 1822b, p.3; chart, 1822a). Terre de Palmer (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5; Nordenskjöld, 1904a, p.353). Trinity Land, referring collectively to the N coast of Trinity Peninsula and to this coast (Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a). Clarence Land, apparently including this coast after the Duke of Clarence (Clarence Island, q.v.) (Webster, 1834, Vol. 1, p.137). Terre de Clarence, Terres de Palmer (d'Urville, 1842, p.21, 335). Terre Palmer (Vincendon-Dumoulin, 1851, p.29). Palmer(-)Land ([referring to part of mainland S of the South Shetland Islands reportedly discovered by Palmer] Neumayer, 1872a, p.130; [for W coast of Graham Land between 64°00'S and 64°30'S] Friederichsen, 1895, p.300-01; [referring to N coast of Graham Land from Cape Herschel to Cape Siffrey] Balch, 1904, p.88; [referring to coast between Trinity Peninsula and Danco Coast] Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.72; [coast of Graham Land between 58°00'W and 61°00'W] Balch, 1912, p.572). Tierra de Palmer, Tierra Palmer (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map; Tomo 2, end map). Terra di Palmer (Faustini, 1906, p.348). Palmerk ste, Palmers K ste (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.42-43). Trinity Coast (Shackleton, 1919, end map). Trinity Kust (Shackleton, [1921], end map). Paler Kysten (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Palmer Coast (Joerg, 1937, map facing p.444; BA chart 3205, 23.ix.1949). Palmer Coast was defined between the limits "Cape Sterneck [now Cape Herschel] to Cape Kjellman" (APC, 1955, p.8; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). Costa de Palmer (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Costa del Presidente González Videla, after Gabriel González Videla (1898-1980), President of Chile, 1946-52 (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Lamer [sic] Coast (USHO, 1949, p.6). Costa Palmer (Argentina. MM chart 110, 1949; [Cape Herschel to Cape Kjellman] Chile. IHA, 1974, p.219). Bereg Palmera (Soviet Union, BSE, 1950, map following p.484). Terre Louis-Philippe (Terre de Palmer) (Louis-Philippe Plateau, q.v.) (France. SHM, 1954, p.47). Danco Coast, in error (USOO chart 6944, 1963). Davis Coast, after Capt. John Davis, of New Haven, Conn. (see above) (USBGN, 1965, p.95; APC, 1980, p.3)

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64° 00' 00.0" S
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60° 00' 00.0" W
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