Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Collated by Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (Italy)
in the framework of the SCAR Standing Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information (SCAGI)
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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Feature type: Island
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:
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.
No images of this place could be found.