Name details

Round Point*

Round Point* (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Round Point*  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110955

Feature type: Point

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

Formerly on N coast of King George Island between Tartar Point (formerly Tartar Island) and Owen Island, W of Pottinger Point (q.v.), was roughly charted by nineteenth-century sealers and named descriptively (Powell, chart, 1822a; BA chart 1238, 1844; [in 61°55'S 58°16'W] 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.18; [co-ordinates corrected] BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; APC, 1977, p.28). Pointe Round (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170). Punta Redonda [translation of English name] (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861; Pierrou, 1970, p.618; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.239). Cap Round (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Punta Round (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Round P. (HA chart, 1928). Pointe Ronde [translation of English name] (France. SHM chart 5504, 1951). The point was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956. Mys Raund (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961). Mys Round (Soviet Union. AA, 1966, Pl. 175). By 1984 the point was subsumed into a gravel tombolo that links the feature to Tartar Point (formerly Tartar Island).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
61° 56' 12.2" S
- 61.93672°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
58° 25' 14.1" W
- 58.42058°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Unknown
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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