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Robert Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110895

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.

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separated from Nelson Island to the NE by Nelson Strait, and from Greenwich Island to the SW by English Strait, South Shetland Islands, was sighted by Smith in October 1819; very roughly charted as one island together with W King George Island, Nelson Island and Greenwich Island by Bransfield in January-March 1820 (Bransfield, chart, [1820b]); further charted by RAE, 25 January 1821, and by sealers; first shown as a separate island by Goddard (chart, 1821); named Roberts Island presumably by Fildes (Fildes Strait, q.v.) after his brig Robert, engaged in sealing in the South Shetland Islands in the 1821-22 season until lost, 7 March 1822 (Fildes, 1821c; Wyld, chart, 1824; BA chart 1238, 1844; Nelson and others, chart, 1935b; BA chart 3205, 2.ix.1938). IÎle de Robert (Eyriès and Malte-Brun, 1822, p.421). Robert's Island (Powell, chart, 1822a). IÎle Robert, referring to the present feature alone or together with Greenwich Island as one island (Eyriès and Malte-Brun, 1823, map facing p.237). IÎle Robert's (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5). Mitchells Island, so called by Weddell after J. Mitchell (Mitchell Cove, q.v.) (Weddell, 1825a, p.5 and map facing p.132). Mitchells Insel (Weddell, 1827, third end map). Robert Island (Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a; BA chart 1774, 9.vii.1948; APC, 1955, p.18; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Ostrov Polotsk, so called by RAE after the Russian town NNE of Minsk (Bellingshausen, 1831a, sheet 62; 1831b, Vol. 2, p.265). IÎle Roberts (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170). Isla Roberts (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861; Pierrou, 1970, p.658). Robert Insel (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Polotzk-Insel (Gravelius, 1902, p.198). Isola Robert (Gerlache, 1902a, end map). Roberts Insel (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, second end map). Roberts Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 2, end map). Robert-Eiland (Nordenskjöld and others, 1907, p.16). IÎles Roberts, apparently including Greenwich Island and Nelson Island (Bongrain, 1914, vue 6 following p.60). Roberts Ö (HA chart, 1928). Roberts Öy (Risting, 1929, map p.33). Robertsöen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). Polotzkøen, referring to the RAE name (Aagaard, 1934, p.410). The island was recharted by DI, 1934-35. Polotsk I, referring to the RAE name (Hobbs, 1939a, p.41). Polotsk Island, as rejected name (USBGN, 1947, p.220). Isla Manuel Rodríguez, so called after Manuel Rodríguez Erdoiza (1785-1818), Chilean patriot (Orrego Vicuña, 1948, p.198 and end map). Polotsk (Bellingshausen, 1949, map p.336). Ostrov Polotsk (Roberts) (Soviet Union. BAE, 1950, map following p.484). Isla Robert (Chile. DNH chart L, 1951; IHA, 1974, p.243). Robert-Ön (Frodin, 1951, p.374). Wyspa Po ock (Machowski, 1953, map p.90). Ostrov Roberts (Polotsk) (Baranov and others, 1954, map p.283). Isola Roberts (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Roberts Eiland (Knapp, 1958, p.584). Coppermine (Robert) Island (Coppermine Cove, q.v.) (Mueller, 1964, p.393). Ostrov Robert (Polotsk) (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 24). Robert (González-Ferrán and Vergara, 1972, map Fig.1, p.191). Robert Island (Ostrov Polock) (Soviet Union. GUGK map 221, 1973).

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62° 24' 00.0" S
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59° 30' 00.1" W
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Not recorded
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