Name details

Sphinx Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111322

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

NE of Loqui Point, Barilari Bay, Graham Coast, was surveyed by BGLE in August- September 1935 and so named from its shape (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.400; BA chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; APC, 1955, p.20; DOS 610 sheet W 65 64, 1959). Isla Sphinx (Rymill and others, 1943, map facing p.96). Isla FĂ©rin, in confusion with Ferin Head (q.v.) (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Isla Esfinge [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.344; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.117). The island was resurveyed by FIDS from "Prospect Point", 1957-58.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
65° 54' 00.0" S
- 65.90000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
64° 53' 00.0" W
- 64.88333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
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:
8-Sep-1953

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