Name details

Mount Pisgah

Pisgah, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Pisgah  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110642

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 1860m NE of Mount Foster, Smith Island (q.v.), was roughly charted by American sealers in the 1820-21 season, when the names Mount Pesca, Mount Pisco, Mount Pisgah and Mount Pisgo were used indiscriminately for the island as a whole (Stackpole, 1955, p.50). The name Pisco may possibly be after the port of Pisco on the coast of Peru where early nineteenth-century sealers refitted their ships on passage to and from the Antarctic. The name Pisgah may possibly be after Mount Pisgah, Burham, Conn. (in turn named after the biblical mountain from which Moses saw the Promised Land), because from a distance the outline of the island was reminiscent of the twin peaks of this mountain (e.g. Charcot, 1906b, photograph p.7). The names Pesca and Pisgo may be corrupt forms of the other two names. Various forms of these names were later restricted to the present feature. Mount Pisco (Powell, chart, 1831; BA chart 3205, 1.vi.1901; 2.ix.1938). Mount Piso [sic] (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839). Mont Pisco (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170). Pisco Berg (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Monte Piso [sic] (Gerlache, 1902a, end map). Pic Lisco [sic] (Bongrain, 1914, vue 11 following p.60). Mount Risco [sic], in error (BA chart 3205, 31.x.1921). Pisgahfjellet (Aagaard, 1930, end map). The mountain was roughly charted by DI, 1930-31 (Carey and Nelson, 1931b). Mount Pisgah (USHO chart 5411, 1940; BA chart 3205, 12.ii.1954; APC, 1955, p.17; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962).X0

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 56' 52.8" S
- 62.94800°
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Longitude:
62° 29' 00.6" W
- 62.48350°
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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 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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