1897, 50pp. many appendices (maps, charts, fold out etc.) some damage to some of the larger maps, original hardcover binding, from the library of Waterstaat and 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.