John George Bartholomew
worked with Sir John Murray on mapping the findings of the
H.M.S. Challenger Expedition (1873-76).
John Murray named this trench it after his friend John George.
Bartholomew Deep extends
some 400 kilometers to the South to a point off Caldera, Chile. The Times
Atlas (see below) suggests it to be less extensive. To the south of
Bartholomew Deep is Richards Deep, which is the deepest part of the 5,900
kilometer-long Peru Chile Trench at 8,065 meters below sea level.
The name for
Antarctica has a long pedigree but it is John George Bartholomew who
is attributed with its first adoption on maps in the 1890s as the name
for the southern continent
Australis) outlined by John Murray of the
Commission. By 1902 it started being adopted by other geographers and by
1928 it was
universally recognised. (For more info, click