Rothschild Island

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

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

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Place ID: 12398
Name ID: 130972

Feature type: Island (5)

Origin

This name originates from United States of America. It is part of the United States Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

Island 24 mi long, mainly ice covered but surmounted by prominent peaks of Desko Mountains, 5 mi W of the N part of Alexander Island in the N entrance to Wilkins Sound. Sighted from a distance by the FrAE, 1908-10, and named by Charcot, after Edouard-Alphonse, Baron de Rothschild (1868-1949), head of the French branch of the Rothschild family and president of the Rothschild Brothers bank. In subsequent exploration by the BGLE, 1934-37, the feature was believed to be a mountain connected to Alexander Island, but its insularity was reaffirmed by the USAS, 1939-41, who photographed and roughly mapped the island from the air. Mapped in detail from air photos taken by the RARE, 1947-48, by Searle of the FIDS in 1960, and from U.S. satellite imagery taken in 1974.

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Location

Latitude:
69° 36' 00.0" S
- 69.60000°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
72° 33' 00.0" W
- 72.55000°
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:
1-Jan-1947

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