Name details

Cape Mascart

Mascart, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Cape Mascart  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110032

Feature type: Cape

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

N point of Adelaide Island, was charted by FAE, 1903-05, in January 1905 and named Cap Mascart after Eleuthère-Elie-Nicolas Mascart (1837-1908), French physicist and Director, Bureau Central Météorologique; member of the organizing committees of FAE, 1903-05 and 1908-10 (Charcot, 1906a, map facing p.316; Matha and Rey, 1911, Pl.2). Cape Mascart (BA chart 1238, ix.1908; [in 66°42'S 67°50'W] 1948, p.209; [in 66°42'S 67°45'W] APC, 1955, p.14; [in 66°43'S 67°43'W] DCS 601 sheet 66 66, 1955; [in 66°38'S 67°38'W] BA chart 3571, 23.vii.1976; [correctly positioned] APC, 1977, p.22). Kapp Mascart (HA chart, 1927). Cabo Mascart (Argentina. IGM map, 1946; Pierrou, 1970, p.510; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.196). Punta Longavi, so called by CAE probably after a member of the expedition (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947). The cape was photographed from the air by RARE, 1947-48, and by FIDASE, 1956-57. Capo Mascart (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Mys Maskar (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 37' 00.0" S
- 66.61667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
67° 41' 00.0" W
- 67.68333°
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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 Institution:
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Source Person:
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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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