Name details

Fief Mountains

Fief Mountains (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Fief Mountains  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 108789

Feature type: Mountain

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

rising to 1415m and including Luigi Peak and Janssen Peak, SW Wiencke Island, were roughly mapped by BeAE in February 1898, when the name Sierra du Fief was applied to all the mountains in central Wiencke Island, after Prof. Jean du Fief, Secretary, Société Royale Belge de Géographie, and a member of the Commission de la Belgica (Lecointe, map, 1899; Gerlache, 1900b, p.475; Lecointe, 1900a, map facing p.132); the name was later limited to the present feature (BA chart 3205, 1.iii.1929; Pierrou, 1970, p.326; APC, 1955, p.9; BA chart 3572, 29.xi.1974; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.107). Monts du Fief (Arçtowski, 1900, p.120). The mountains were further surveyed by FAE, 1903-05, and by FIDS from "Port Lockroy"in 1944. Sierra del Feudo [Spanish translation of personal name] (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). du Fief Sierra (BA chart 3213, 25.iv.1952). The mountains were resurveyed by FIDS from Norsel and from "Arthur Harbour"in 1955. Fief Mountains (APC, 1960, p.4; BA chart 3566, 25.viii.1961). Sierra du Fief Range (USHO, 1963, p.159). Sierra DuFief (USBGN, 1965, p.96). Fief Mountains (Sierra du Fief) (BA, 1976, p.3).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 52' 00.0" S
- 64.86667°
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Longitude:
63° 29' 00.0" W
- 63.48333°
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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 Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
20-Sep-1955

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