Name details

Zed Islands

Zed Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Zed Islands  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 112032

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

N of Williams Point, NE Livingston island, were roughly charted as one island by Bransfield, 17 January 1820, and called Smiths' Island in the belief that the feature had been sighted by W. Smith in 1819 (Bransfield, chart, [1820b]; Bone, 1821, p.691). Dunbars, referring collectively to these islands and to Meade Islands after Capt. T. Dunbar (Dunbar Islands, q.v.) (Palmer, 1820-21, 21 November 1820). Smith Island (BA chart [no number], 1822). Smith(')s Islands (Fildes, 1829; Gould, 1925, map facing p.280). The islands were recharted by DI, 1934-35, and named Zed Islands from their configuration (Nelson and others, chart, 1935b; BA, 1942, p.44; chart 1774, 9.vii.1948; APC, 1955, p.22; BA chart 1774, 14.ix.1962). Islas Zed (Argentina. MM chart ZZ, 1948). Zed Island [sic] (USAF chart 1737, 1952). Islas Zeta (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.216; Pierrou, 1970, p.733; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.309). The islands were photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Isla Zeta, referring to the W-most island (Chile. DNH, 1962, p.105).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 25' 58.8" S
- 62.43300°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 09' 57.5" W
- 60.16597°
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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