's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1881, 94pp. large fold out map of the Amsterdamsche Rijnvaartkanaal, original paper softcover binding. 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.