Name details

Emma Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108681

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

E of Cape Anna, Wilhelmina Bay, Danco Coast, was charted by BeAE, 29 January 1898, and named Île Emma after Emma de Gerlache de Gomery (c.1834-1933), mother of Baron de Gerlache de Gomery, Commander of BeAE (Lecointe, map, 1899; 1900a, map facing p.132). Ilôt Emma (Gerlache, 1900b, p.469). Emma Island (Cook, 1900, map p.xx; BA chart 3205, 1.vi.1901; APC, 1955, p.9; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). Emma Ö (HA chart, 1928). Isla Ema [sic] (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Isla Emma (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.340; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.115). Islote Ema [sic] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.257). The island was recharted by FIDS from Norsel in April 1955 and photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 36' 00.0" S
- 64.60000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 18' 00.0" W
- 62.30000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

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

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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