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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Ptolemy, Mount (GBR) 68° 33' 00.0" S 65° 58' 00.0" W Mountain
Name ID: 110729 Place ID: 11689

rising to 1370m between Gibbs Glacier and Traffic Circle, Bowman Coast, was sketched from the air, 14 August 1947, and surveyed from the ground in December 1958 by FIDS from "Stonington Island"; in association with the names of pioneers of navigation grouped in this area, named after Claudius Ptolemy (fl. 127-151 AD), Egyptian mathematician, astronomer and geographer, who introduced the system of co-ordinates of latitude and longitude for fixing positions on the Earth's surface, and prepared tables of positions of several thousand places (APC, 1962, p.25; DOS 610 sheet W 68 64, 1963).

Ptolemy, Mount (USA) 68° 33' 00.0" S 65° 58' 00.0" W Mountain
Name ID: 130412 Place ID: 11689

An isolated block mountain with four main summits, the highest rising to 1,370 meters. It lies close north of the Traffic Circle on the northwestern side of Mercator Ice Piedmont, Antarctic Peninsula. First observed by Finn Ronne and Carl Eklund of the U.S. Antarctic Service, 1939-41, from their sledge route through the Traffic Circle. Surveyed by FIDS in 1947. Named by UK-APC after Claudius Ptolemy (2nd century A.D.), Egyptian mathematician, astronomer and geographer, who introduced the system of coordinates of latitude and longitude for fixing positions on the earth's surface.

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