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Oscar II Coast

Oscar II Coast (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Oscar II Coast  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110455

Feature type: Coast


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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E coast of Graham Land from Cape Fairweather to Cape Alexander, was roughly charted by Larsen in December 1893, when the name Kong Oscar II Land was applied to the part of the coast lying in c. 66°S, after Oscar II (1829-1907), King of Sweden, 1872-1907, and of Norway, 1872-1905 (Larsen, 1894a, map p.120). At the same time the name Moderlandet [=the mother land] was applied to part of the coast lying W of Jason Peninsula (Larsen, 1894a, p.121; Risting, 1929, p.35). King Oscar II Land (Larsen, 1894b, map facing p.333; Bartholomew, map, 1898a; BA chart 1238, iii.1901; 1916, p.399). King Oscar II's Land (Larsen, 1894b, p.337). Kong Oscar den 2dens Land, Kong Oskars Land (Larsen, 1894a, p.121, 125). Kong Oskar II-Land (Schück, 1894, p.140). König Oscar-Land, König Oscar II-Land (Wichmann, 1895, p.141). König Oskar-Land (Haardt, map, 1895). König Oskar II. Land (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Oskar II.-Land, Kong Oskar 2de Land (Petersen, 1895b, p.291; 1896, p.67). Kung Oscars Land (Ohlin, 1898, p.297). Terre du Roi Oscar (Lecointe, map, 1899). King Oscar Land (Cook, 1900, map p.xx). Terra del Re Oscar II (Gerlache, 1902a, end map). Tierra Rey Oscar II ([Irízar], 1903, map facing p.4). Kong Oscars Land (Nordenskjöld, 1904b, p.168). Kung Oscar II's Land (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del.1, end map). Tierra del Rey Oscar (Sobral, 1904, map p.272). Tierra Rey Oscar, including Nordenskjöld Coast (q.v.) (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 2, end map). Kind [sic] Oscar II Land, extending from Drygalski Glacier to Richtofen Pass (AGS, 1905, map facing p.702). King Oscar's Land (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, p.60). König Oscar Küste, extending S from Sjögren Glacier (K. Andersson, 1905, Karte 1 following p.58). Koning Oscar Land (Manen, 1905, Kaart 8 following p.710). Koning Oscar II Land (Ruys, 1905, map following p.88). Oscar Land (Mill, 1905a, p.79). Koning Oscars-Land (Nordenskjöld and others, 1907, p.34). Oscarsdagen [=the Oscar's day] (Nathorst, 1908, p.312). Tierra Oscar II (Delachaux, [1907], p.148). Tierra de Oscar II, Tierra del Rei Oscar II, Tierra Rei Oscar II (Riso Patron S., 1908, p.7, 14 and end map). König Oscar II Küste, König Oskar-Küste, Kg Oskar II Ld (Nordenskjöld, 1911b, p.56, 116 and Karte 1). Oscar Coast (Bruce, 1917, p.250; Shackleton, 1919, end map). King Oscar II Coast (BA chart 3175, 31.x.1921; [apparently referring to whole of Graham Land in c. 66°S] Bartholomew, 1922, Pl.9; [from Cape Fairweather S to 66°30'S] BA, 1948, p.183; [as now defined] APC, 1955, p.13; DCS 601 sheet 66 62, 1955). Oscar Kust ([Shackleton], 1921, end map). Kong Oscar II Kysten (HA chart, 1928). The coast was

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65° 45' 00.0" S
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62° 30' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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