Name details

Mount Timosthenes

Timosthenes, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Timosthenes  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111597

Feature type: Mountain

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

rising to c. 2025 m on N side of Airy Glacier, Fallières Coast, was photographed from the air by RARE, 27 November 1947, and surveyed from the ground by FIDS from "Stonington Island" in December 1958; called in error Peregrinus Peak (q.v.) (APC, 1962, p.25); in association with the names of pioneers of navigation grouped in this area, named after Aristotle Timosthenes of Rhodes, who as Chief Pilot to Ptolemy II (King of Egypt, 285-246 BC) wrote sailing directions and devised the wind-rose of eight or twelve winds, later developed into the points of the compass (APC, 1962, p.31; DOS 610 sheet W 69 64, 1963).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
69° 08' 00.0" S
- 69.13333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
65° 57' 00.0" W
- 65.95000°
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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 Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
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Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
31-Aug-1962

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