Name details

Pickwick Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110618

Feature type: Island

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

largest of the Pitt Islands (q.v.), Biscoe Islands, following air photography by FIDASE in 1956, was named after Samuel Pickwick, Founder of the Pickwick Club, in association with other names from Pickwick papers in this group of islands (APC, 1959a, p.10; BA chart 3573, 26.viii.1960). Isla Pickwick (Chile. DNH chart 1502, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.226). Isla Alférez Maveroff, so called by AAE after an ensign in the Argentine Navy (Argentina. MM chart H-772, 1964).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 29' 00.0" S
- 65.48333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
65° 38' 00.0" W
- 65.63333°
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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:
7-Jul-1959

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