Alphen aan den Rijn, Canaletto, 1971, Facs. introduction by A.H. Sijmons (7pp) + 15 plates: 2 titelpages, 12 maps, and register, faux leather binding, filt ornament on front. 40×49 cm. From the library of Prof. Dr. G.P. van de Ven. Gerard van de Ven (1941-2017) was a prominent Dutch scholar, author and professor at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. He was specialised in waterstaatsgeschiedenis (history of water management) and historical geography. He wrote many books, articles and contributed to many publications.