Reclus Peninsula (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Reclus Peninsula (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peninsula
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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N of a line joining Bancroft Bay and Giffard Cove, Charlotte Bay, Danco Coast, and terminating near Portal Point (q.v.), was sighted by BeAE on 28 January and roughly charted on 7 February 1898. The N extremity was named Cap Reclus after Jean-Jacques-Elisée Reclus (1830-1905), French geographer and Professor of Geography, Université Nouvelle, Brussels, 1894-1905; author of the introduction in Gerlache (1902b) (Lecointe, map, 1899; 1900a, map facing p.132). Cape Recluse [sic] (Cook, 1900, map p.xx; BA chart 3205, 1.vi.1901). Capo Reclus (Gerlache, 1902a). Kap Reclus (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Cabo Reclus (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.617; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.239). Cape Rectus [sic] (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, map facing p.316). Cabo Recto [sic] (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Kapp Reclus (HA chart, 1928). Cabo Redus [sic] (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Cape Reclus (USAAF chart 1762, 1946; BA chart 3570, 4.vi.1954; APC, 1955, p.17). Following air photography by FIDASE, 1956-57, and survey from the ground by FIDS from "Portal Point", 1957-58, the name of Reclus was transferred from the cape to the peninsula. Reclus Peninsula (APC, 1960, p.7; BA chart 3566, 25.viii.1961).
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