Cape Obelisk

Obelisk, Cape (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Cape Obelisk  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Place ID: 10504
Name ID: 110413

Feature type: Cape

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 entrance point of Röhss Bay, James Ross Island, was mapped by SwAE in October 1903 and named Obeliskudden, in reference to the obelisk-shaped feature situated 2km inland from the cape (Obelisk Col, q.v.) (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904a, Del. 1, end map). Obelisk Kap, Pointe de l'Obeliske, Obelisk Point (Nordenskjöld and others, 1904b, Vol.2, first end map; 1904c, map p.232-33; 1905, map facing p.316). Pointe Obélisque (Gourdon, 1908, p.49). Cape Obelisk ([in 64°07'S 58°13'W] BA chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; [in 64°08'S 58°22'W] 23.ix.1949; [co-ordinates corrected] APC, 1955, p.16; BAS 250 sheet SQ 21-22/1 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1974). The cape was resurveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay" in August 1945. Cabo Obelisco (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947; Pierrou, 1970, p.559; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.215). Cabo Obelisk (Argentina. MM chart 103, 1949). The cape was further surveyed by FIDS from "Hope Bay", 1952-54 and 1960-61.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 08' 00.0" S
- 64.13333°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
58° 27' 00.0" W
- 58.45000°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
Not recorded
Unknown precision

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:
8-Sep-1953

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