Name details

Pyramid Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110750

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

rising to 205m NNE of Williams Point, Livingston Island, was roughly charted in 1820 by Fildes who recorded that "a large rock resembling Rock Dondo bore ESE and by us obtained that name ... it being easy and safe to approach and too remarkable to be mistaken" (Fildes, 1820-21). Felsen Dondo (Fildes, 1827, p.446). The rock was recharted by DI, 1934-35, and named descriptively Pyramid Island (Nelson and others, chart, 1935i; BA chart 1774, 9.vii.1948; APC, 1955, p.17; DOS 610 sheet W 62 60, 1968). Pyramid (Nelson and others, chart, 1935b). The Pyramid (Nelson, 1935; BA, 1942, p.42). Islote The Pyramid (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948). Islote Pirámide (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.215; Pierrou, 1970, p.595; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.228). Isla Pirámide (Argentina. MM chart ALFA, 1954). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Islote The Piramid [sic], as rejected form (Argentina. MM, 1957a, p.9).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 25' 09.9" S
- 62.41942°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 05' 59.2" W
- 60.09978°
Unknown precision
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:
8-Sep-1953

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