Name details

Rothschild Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110949

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

off NW Alexander Island forming W side of Lazarev Bay and bounded by Wilkins Ice Shelf to SE, was sighted by RAE at Mirnyy Peak (q.v.) in January 1821; roughly charted as an island by FAE, 1908-10, in January 1909 and named IÎle E. de Rothschild after Édouard Alphonse, Baron de Rothschild (1868-1949), head of the French branch of the Rothschild family and President, Rothschild Brothers Bank (Charcot, 1912, Pl. 1). IÎle E. de Rotschild [sic] (Bongrain, 1914, vue 43 following p.60). E. Rothschild Island (BA chart 3175, 9.x.1914). E. de Rotschild [sic] Island (BA, 1916, photograph facing p.409). E. Rothschild Öya (HA chart, 1927). The island was seen from the air by Wilkins, 29 December 1929. E. de Rothschild Island (Wilkins, 1929, map facing p.374; 1930, p.374). IÎle Rotschild [sic] (France. SHM, 1937, p.410). The island was seen again from the air by BGLE, 15 August 1936 and 1 February 1937, and reported to be part of Alexander Island; renamed Mount Rothschild (Rymill, 1938a, p.425; Stephenson, 1940, p.173 and map facing p.232). Cape Rothschild (USHO chart 5411, 1940). The feature was again

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Location

Latitude:
69° 36' 00.0" S
- 69.60000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
72° 33' 00.0" W
- 72.55000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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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:
2-Mar-1961

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