Eberhard Isbrand Ides

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Eberhard Isbrand Ides or Evert Ysbrants (Ysbrandszoon) Ides (1657–1708) was a Danish traveller and diplomat.[1] In 1692 he travelled to China as a Russian ambassador, returning in 1694.

He was one of the first early Europeans to describe the Gobi Desert. His account appeared in French translation, along with a work by Cornelis de Bruijn, in Voyage de Corneille Le Brun par la Moscovie, en Persia, et aux Indes Orientales (6 parts in 2 volumes), published in Amsterdam in 1718.

  1. ^ Nolte, Hans-Heinrich. "Ides, Eberhard Isbrand". Deutsche Biographie. Retrieved 14 February 2016.