Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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Vedel Islands (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Vedel Islands (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:
between Petermann Island and Myriad Islands, and S of Dannebrog Islands (q.v.), Wilhelm Archipelago, were roughly charted by BeAE, 12 February 1898, when the name Île Vedel was applied to the largest island in the group (the feature earlier called Friedburg Insel, q.v.), probably after a supporter of the expedition (Lecointe, map, 1899; 1900b, map facing p.132); further charted by FAE, 1903-05, in 1904 and by FAE, 1908-10, in 1909. Îles de Myre de Vilers [sic], Îlots Le Myre de Vilers, after C. Lemire de Villers (Port Lemire de Villers, q.v.) (Charcot, 1910, photograph p.80 and p.248). Islas Le Mayre [sic] de Villers (Gourdon, , p.137). Myre de Vilers Islets, Le-Myre-de-Vilers Islands (Charcot, [1911b], p.209, 239). Îles Wedel [sic] (Bongrain, 1914, vue 16 following p.60). Vedel Islets (BA, 1916, p.406; chart 3196, 12.xi.1948; APC, 1955, p.21). Weddell [sic] Islets (BA, 1930, p.85). Wedel [sic] Islands (Rymill, 1938a, map facing p.400). Vedel Islands (USHO, 1943, p.137; APC, 1959a, p.12; DOS 610 sheet W 65 64, 1959). Islas Vedel (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Islas Wedel [sic] (Chile. DNH chart LII, 1947). Islotes Vedel (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.286; Pierrou, 1970, p.708; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.291). Îles Vedel, as rejected form (USBGN, 1951, p.51). The islands were photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956. Vadel [sic] Islands, in error (BA chart 3572, 29.xi.1974).
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