A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Brad Morris
Date: 2017 Feb 11, 00:02 -0500
Brad when you refer to the Ethiopic I assume that it is the volume by AG Findlay published in 1883. Findlay published another work called A Directory for the Navigation of the Pacific Ocean Vol 2. The copy I am looking at is a Google version of a digital reprint in the Cambridge Library Collection. As far as I can tell the original was published in 1851.
Despite the title the book includes details of the South Shetlands. The positions of Elephant Island E Summit and S peak are given but I cannot find Cape Belsham. The list of locations includes a column headed Authority. The authority for Elephant Island is given as D'Urville.
- D'Urville did not determine the position of Cape Belsham.
- The position of Cape Belsham was determined between 1851 and 1883.
- Examine all volumes produced by Findlay.