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Jonassen Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109547

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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separated from Tabarin Peninsula, Trinity Peninsula, by Fridtjof Sound and from Andersson Island by Yalour Sound. The island was roughly charted by FAE, 1837-40, on 27 February 1838, when the name IÎle Rosamel (Rosamel Island, q.v.) was applied collectively to this island and Andersson Island (d'Urville, 1842, end map); further charted as a separate island by SwAE, 15 January 1902, and named IÎle Irizar (Nordenskjöld and others, [1904c], map p.232-33), Irizars Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map) or Irizar-Insel (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, p.127), after Capt. (F) J. Irízar (Irizar Island, q.v.). Isla Urizar [sic] (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Rosamel Island or Christmas Island, referring collectively to this island and Andersson Island (Lester, 1920-22a, Vol. 1, p.52). Irizar Island (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921; 1948, p.173). Irisar [sic] Ö (HA chart, 1927). IÎle Irrizar [sic] (France. SHM, 1937, p.402). The island was surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1945-47. Isla Irizar (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.441). Irizar (Vila Labra, 1947, map facing p.200). Jonassen Island, renamed after Ole Jonassen of SwAE, who accompanied O. Nordenskjöld on his two principal sledge journeys, 1902-03 (BA chart 3205, 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.12; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1973). Islote Irizar (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.314a). IÎle Jonassen (France. SHM, 1954, p.47). Johassen [sic] Island (USHO, 1960, p.390, 7th view). Isla Jonassen (Chile. DNH chart 1400, 1961; IHA, 1974, p.166). Johassen (Irizar) Island (USHO, 1963, p.323).

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63° 32' 00.0" S
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56° 41' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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