Astrolabe Island

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

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

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Place ID: 589
Name ID: 107586

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

rising to 560m in Bransfield Strait, off Trinity Peninsula, was charted and named Île de l'Astrolabe by FAE, 1837-40, after the expedition ship Astrolabe (d'Urville, 1838, map following p.1170). Astrolabe Island (BA chart 1238, 7.ix.1839; APC, 1955, p.4; BAS 250 sheet SP 21-22/13, 1-DOS 1974). Île Astrolabe (d'Urville, 1842, p.154). Isla de la Astrolabio (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Astrolabe Insel (Friederichsen, 1895, Tafel 7 facing p.304). Astrolab [sic]-Ön (Andersson, 1903, p.409). Astrolabe-Ön (Andersson, 1904b, p.70). Isla de Astrolabe (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Tomo 1, end map). Astrolabe Eiland (Ruys, 1905, map following p.88). Isola Astrolabio (Duse, 1907, p.134). Isla Astrolabe (Riso Patron S., 1908, end map). Astrolabe Ö (HA chart, 1928). Astrolabe-Øen (Risting, 1929, p.57). Astrolabe-Öya (Risting, 1929, map p.51). Astrolabeöen (Aagaard, 1930, end map). The island was recharted by DI in 1930-31 (Carey and Nelson, 1931b). Astrolabe Islands [sic] (USAAF chart [LR-] 74, 1943). Isla Astrolabio (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.173; IHA, 1974, p.34). Astrolabio (Chile. DNH chart 503, 1951). The island was photographed from the air and triangulated by FIDASE, 1956-57. Islote Astrolabio (Argentina. MM chart 124, 1957). Astrolabel [sic] Eiland (Knapp, 1958, p.568). Ostrov Astrolab (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 19' 00.0" S
- 63.31667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
58° 41' 00.0" W
- 58.68333°
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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

Related information

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