Name details

Lassus Mountains

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 109750

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 c. 2100m in NW Alexander Island and including from N to S Vittoria Buttress, Mount Wilbye, Beagle Peak and Mount Morley, were sighted by RAE in January 1821 but probably confused with Havre Mountains (q.v.) (Russian Gap, q.v.);seen from the E on a flight by BGLE, 1 February 1937, but subsequently confused with Havre Mountains (which had been identified from the N on an earlier flight) and included under that name (Stephenson, 1940, map facing p.232); photographed from the air by RARE in 1947 and mapped from air photographs by FIDS in 1959; in association with the names of composers in this area, named Lassus Mountains after Orlandus Lassus (c. 1532-94), Belgian composer (APC, 1961, p.3; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961; Searle, 1963, end map; BAS 250P sheet SR 19-20/5 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1978).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 35' 00.0" S
- 69.58333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
71° 38' 00.0" W
- 71.63333°
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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:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
2-Mar-1961

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