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    Re: Worsley's Epitome
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2017 Feb 10, 23:54 -0500

    https://books.google.com/books?id=lmsDAAAAYAAJ.  "Ethiopic" South Atlantic.  The link is for the 1867, yet there were several revisions, like the 1855.. For Cape Belsham, each just copied the previous. 

    I am familiar with the volume you are referring to.  Yes, even though it nominally for the Pacific, Elephant Island is in the table.


    On Feb 10, 2017 11:29 PM, "David C" <NoReply_DavidC@fer3.com> wrote:

    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.

    Three thoughts:

    • 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.

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