Racovitza Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Racovitza Islands (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Island
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:
three islands and off-lying rocks N of Nansen Island, Wilhelmina Bay, Danco Coast, were roughly charted by whalers, 1919-20, when the name Cuppel [sic] Island (Circus) was applied descriptively to the NE-most and largest island, a cupel being a small flat circular dish used in assaying (Johannessen, chart, [1919-20]). Delaite Island (q.v.), referring in error to the second largest island (Johannessen, chart, [1919-20]). Circus Island, Cupola Island, Cuppel Island, Merry-go-round Island (Bagshawe, 1921-22a, Vol.4, p.191). Cuppel (Dome) Island (Bagshawe, 1921-22b, p.B.28). Cuppel (Dome or Cupola) Island (Bagshawe, 1939, p.181). The islands were recharted by FIDS from Norsel in April 1955 and named Racovitza Islets after Emile-G. Racovitza (1868-1947), Romanian biologist with BeAE (APC, 1958, p.6); photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Racovitza Islands (APC, 1959a, p.10; BA chart 3566, 16.x.1959). Isla Munita, referring to the NE-most island after Capt. (N) Diego Munita Whittaker, of the Chilean Navy, Commodore of CAE, 1950-51 (Chile. DNH chart 1501, 1962; IHA, 1974, p.205).
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