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Rosamel Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110936

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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in SE entrance of Antarctic Sound between Andersson Island and Dundee Island, was roughly charted by FAE, 1837-40, on 27 February 1838 and referred to as "íle presumée", while the name IÎle Rosamel was applied collectively to Andersson Island and Jonassen Island (q.v.) after Vice-amiral Claude du Campe, Baron de Rosamel (1774-1848), French Minister of Marine and Colonies, 1836-39, under whose orders the expedition sailed (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170). Rosamel Island, following the FAE application (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839). Isla Rosamel, following the FAE application (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). The island was recharted by SwAE in January 1902. Christmas Island (Irízar, 1904, p.594). Jul Insel [=Christmas island] (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Jul Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Isla Navidad [=Christmas island] (Irízar, 1904, p.594). Rosamel Insel, the FAE name being re-applied to the present feature (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol. 2, first end map). Rosamel Ön (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Isla Rosamel (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904-05, Tomo 1, end map; Pierrou, 1970, p.635; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.247). Rosamel Island or Christmas Island (Nordenskjöld and others, 1905, map facing p.316). Isola Rosamel (Duse, 1907, p.145). Rosamel Island (BA, 1916, p.402; [in 63°21'S 56°26'W] BA chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; [co-ordinates corrected] 23.ix.1949; APC, 1955, p.18; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/14 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1973). Rosamel Insel or Jul Insel (Nordenskjöld, 1917, map facing p.68). Rosamel Ö (HA chart 1928). Rosamel Island (Christmas Island) (USHO, 1943, p.263). The island was surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1945-47. Rosameløen (Aagaard, 1947, p.910). Roasmel [sic] Island (USHO, 1963, p.319). Islote Rosamel (Chile. IGM map 4, 1966).

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63° 34' 00.0" S
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56° 17' 00.0" W
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Not recorded
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