Name details

Guépratte Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109134

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

forming E entrance point of Fournier Bay, NE Anvers Island, was roughly charted by GAE, 1873-74 (Friederichsen, 1895, map facing p.304); recharted by FAE, 1903-05, in January 1905 and named IÎle Guépratte after Capt. de Vaisseau (later Contre-Am.) Émile-Paul-Aimable Guépratte (1856-1939), of the French Navy (Charcot, 1906b, p.470; Matha and Rey, 1911, Pl.3); further charted by DI in 1927 and, in apparent ignorance of previous naming, renamed Discovery Island after Discovery and in association with Discovery Sound (q.v.) on its S side (BA chart 3213, 14.i.1929; 1948, p.192). Discovery Island (Guépratte Island) (USHO, 1943, p.128). Isla Descubrimiento [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Isla Discovery (Argentina. MM chart 106, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.316). IÎle Discovery (France. SHM chart 5452, 1951). Guépratte Island (BA chart 3213, 1952; APC, 1955, p.11; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956. Isla Guépratte (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.144). Isla Cuepratte [sic] (Chile. IGM map9, 1966).

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Location

Latitude:
64° 30' 00.0" S
- 64.50000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
63° 00' 00.0" W
- 63.00000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
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:
28-Jan-1953

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