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Alaska

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Author: Jón Ólafsson
Published: 1875
Language: Icelandic
Wordcount: 34,483 / 143 pg
LoC Categories: G, PT
Downloads: 2,424
Added to site: 2005.08.07
mnybks.net#: 11261
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Travel
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jar og Blizhni-eyjar, nefnast allar saman einu nafni Aleuta-eyjar.

Fyrir vestan Aleuta-eyjar, í norðr og vestr frá Blizhni-eyjum, eru Formanns-eyjar (Kommandórski Islands). Þær liggja nær 193° vestrl. og á 55° norðrbreiddar. Þeirra austust er Kopar-ey (Copper Island); en Attou er vestust af Blizhni-eyjum; falla takmörk Alaska og Asíu miðvega milli eyja þessara, svo að Kopar-ey og inar aðrar Formanns-eyjar teljast með Asíu.--Formanns-eyjar og Aleuta-eyjar og Shumagin-eyjar, það er: alt eyja-beltið frá 158° til 195° (vestrl. fr. Gr.) kallaði Forster ferðalangr (1786) einu nafni Katrínar-eyjar (Catherina Archipelago) eftir Katríni annari Rússa-drotning. Eru þær stundum svo nefndar á eldri bókum.

Í Bærings-hafi verða fyrst fyrir Pribyloff-eyjar; þær eru fjórar; tvær in

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