Name details

Table Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111496

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

NW of Fort William, Robert Island, was roughly charted by Bransfield, 17 January 1820, and called Falcon(')s Island (Bransfield, chart, [1820b]; BA chart [no number], 1822). Falcon Island (Baird, 1821, p.233). The island was further charted by nineteenth-century sealers and named Table Island from its shape (Fildes, 1821c; Powell, chart, 1822a; BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.20; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; 1774, 19.vii.1968). Sable [sic] Island, presumably in error (Fildes, 1821a). Île Table (Eyriès and Malte-Brun, 1823, map facing p.237). Table Isle (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Säbel [sic] Insel, Tafel Insel [translation of English name], Table Insel (Weddell, 1827, p.446-47, third end map). Isla Table (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Table Ö (HA chart, 1928). The island was recharted by DI, 1934-35. Isla Mesa [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.518; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.273). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS, 1957-59. Isola Table (Zavatti, 1958, Tav. 9). Table (Hardy, 1967, p.386).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 20' 34.8" S
- 62.34300°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
59° 48' 29.7" W
- 59.80825°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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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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