Name details

Martins Head

Martins Head (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Martins Head  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110029

Feature type: Head

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 entrance point of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, was roughly charted and named by Bransfield, c. 27 January 1820 (Bransfield, chart, [1820b]; BA chart 3205, 1.vi.1901; 3205, 2.ix.1938; APC, 1955, p.14; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Martin's Head (Baird, 1821, p.233; Fildes, 1821b, chart [4]; BA chart [no number], 1822; 1916, p.388). Cap Martin's (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Martins Spitze (Fildes, 1827, p.465). The feature was further charted by FAE, 1908-10, and called Cap Legru (Legru Bay, q.v.) (Charcot, 1912, Pl.9; Bongrain, 1914, vue 10 following p.60) and also Cap Martin (Charcot, 1912, Pl.1; Bongrain, 1914, vue 1 following p.60); recharted by DI in January 1937. Cabo Martín (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Morro Martíns (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; IHA, 1974, p.196). Punta Martíns (Argentina. MM chart 104, 1949; Pierrou, 1970, p.509). Morro Martín (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.208a). Capo Martin (Zavatti, 1958, Tav.9). Mys Martins-Khed (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Mys Martins (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl.24).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 11' 18.4" S
- 62.18844°
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Longitude:
58° 13' 30.3" W
- 58.22508°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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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:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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