Name details

Window Island

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

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

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111970

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

ENE of Essex Point, Barclay Bay, Livingston Island, was roughly charted and named descriptively by Powell, 1820-22 (Powell, chart, 1822a; USHO, 1943, p.100; APC, 1959a, p.12; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; 1776, 19.vii.1968); later called Île Hungry (Eyriès and Malte-Brun, 1823, map facing p.237) or Richards Island, after Capt. J. Richards (Richards Cove, q.v.) (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Ile Window (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5; Charcot, 1912, P1. 1). Richards Insel (Weddell, 1827, third end map). Isla Window (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Isla Ventana [translation of English name] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.219; Pierrou, 1970, p.711). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Isla Venta [sic] (del Valle and others, 1974, Fig. 4, p.23).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 33' 55.5" S
- 62.56542°
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Longitude:
61° 07' 25.3" W
- 61.12369°
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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:
7-Jul-1959

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