The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Ebeling, Christoph Daniel
EBELING, Christoph Daniel, a German scholar, born near Hildesheim, Hanover, in 1741, died in Hamburg, June 30, 1817. He was noted for his extensive knowledge of oriental languages, of classic and foreign literature, and of history and geography. One of his publications was a history and geography of North America (7 vols., Hamburg, 1796-1816), forming a continuation of Büsching's general geography, for which he received a vote of thanks from the United States congress. He paid special attention to the geography of the new world, and collected about 10,000 maps and nearly 4,000 books, all relating to America. This library is now in Harvard college.