Livingston Island

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

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

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Place ID: 8548
Name ID: 109867

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

NE of Snow Island and SW of Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands, extending from 59°48'W to 61°13'W, was sighted by W. Smith, 19 February 1819, this being the first recorded sighting of land in Antarctica (Williams Point, qv); roughly charted by Smith in October 1819, by Bransfield in January 1820, by RAE, 25 January 1821, and subsequently by sealers; originally called Frieseland, Freesland, Freeseland (Palmer, 1820); later named Livingstone's [sic] Island (GBR, 1821), possibly after Capt. Andrew Livingston of Glasgow, whose "copious and valuable communications" are acknowledged by Purdy (1822) in his South Atlantic Ocean sailing directions. Livingston Island (GBR chart 1839; APC, 1953). For further information see British Antarctic Territory Gazetteer.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 36' 00.0" S
- 62.60000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
60° 30' 00.0" W
- 60.50000°
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

Related information

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