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us: Bouvet de Lozier, Jean-Baptiste Charles, 1705-1786



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    • us: Bouvet de Lozier, J. B. Ch., 1705-1786
    • us: Lozier, J. B. Ch. Bouvet de, 1705-1786
    • us: De Lozier, J. B. Ch. Bouvet, 1705-1786
    • us: De Lozier Bouvet, Mr. (Jean-Baptiste Charles), 1705-1786
    • us: Lozier Bouvet, Mr. (Jean-Baptiste Charles), 1705-1786
    • us: Bouvet, Mr. (Jean-Baptiste Charles), 1705-1786
    • us: Lozier, Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de, 1705-1786
    • us: De Lozier, Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet, 1705-1786
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    • Bouvet de Lozier, J. B. Ch., 1705-1786
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    • found: Carte des terres Australes, 1757: map recto (Mr. de Lozier Bouvet, chargé de cette expedition)
    • found: Tooley's dict. of mapmakers, 1999- (Bouvet de Lozier, J.B.Ch. (1705-1786); French circumnavigator)
    • found: Getty thesaurus of geographic names, via WWW, April 8, 2013 (under Bouvetøya: charted by French navigator Jean-Baptiste-Charles Bouvet de Lozier in 1739)
    • found: Wikipedia, April 8, 2013 (Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier (14 January 1705-1786); French sailor, explorer, and governor of the Mascarene Islands)
    • found: South-Pole.com, April 8, 2013 (Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier 1704-1786; Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier was born in 1705; "On January 1, 1739, at 3:00 PM they spotted 'a very high land, covered with snow, which appeared through the mist'. It really was a miracle as Bouvet stumbled upon the only land within 20 degrees west and 90 degrees east! Bouvet believed it to be a promontory of the Antarctic mainland and promptly named it the "Cape of Circumcision". For twelve days Bouvet tried to land on the island but the dense fog suggested he continue to wait. ... A number of navigational errors were committed by Bouvet during his exploration casting doubt on the very existence of his Cape of Circumcision. Captains James Cook and James Clark Ross both tried to find it, without success, as it had been incorrectly charted. Incredibly, it was 1808 before again being sighted, this time by the English whalers James Lindsay of the Snow Swan and Thomas Hopper of the Otter. As with Bouvet, they were unable to approach the island. The first landing did not come until 1822 when American Benjamin Morrell forged on shore. In honor of the discoverer, he renamed it Bouvet's Island. Three years later an Englishman, Norris, chose to rename it Liverpool Island but on December 1, 1929, a Norwegian expedition claimed the 22 square mile island for Norway and once again credited its original discoverer by naming it Bouvet Island.")
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