Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
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Window Island (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Window 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:
ENE of Essex Point, Barclay Bay, Livingston Island, was roughly charted and named descriptively by Powell, 1820-22 (Powell, chart, 1822a; USHO, 1943, p.100; APC, 1959a, p.12; BA chart 3205, 23.xi.1962; 1776, 19.vii.1968); later called Île Hungry (Eyriès and Malte-Brun, 1823, map facing p.237) or Richards Island, after Capt. J. Richards (Richards Cove, q.v.) (Weddell, 1825a, map facing p.132). Ile Window (Powell, 1824a, map facing p.5; Charcot, 1912, P1. 1). Richards Insel (Weddell, 1827, third end map). Isla Window (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Isla Ventana [translation of English name] (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.219; Pierrou, 1970, p.711). The island was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Isla Venta [sic] (del Valle and others, 1974, Fig. 4, p.23).
No images of this place could be found.