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1925 MAGDALA LAKE GENNEZAR Kinneret Gennesaret Architecture Photogravure Print

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Title: Magdala on the Lake of Gennezar. (plate #187, title in 5 languages; English, French, Italian, Spanish, German)
Year: 1925
Print size (inches):
9.2 x 12
Image size (inches): 5.8 x 8.4
Print size (cm): 23.5 x 30.6
Image size (cm): 14.9 x 21.5
Provenance:  Picturesque Palestine Arabia And Syria
Verso:  Photogravure print
  Brentano's Publishers: New York


This high quality 90 year old photogravure plate comes from a collection of fine art photography by Karl Grober and others, published by Brentano's Publishing in 1925. Please note that there is a gravure on the reverse as well. Very good condition, ready for framing! Free USA shipping.

A photogravure, or "gravure", is a photographic image produced from a copper engraving plate. The process is rarely used today due to the high costs involved, but it produces prints which have the subtlety of a photograph and the art quality of a lithograph.

Kinneret is the name of an important Bronze and Iron Age city situated on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee, mentioned in the Old Testament and in the Aqhat Epic of Ugarit. Older Bible translations name Kinneret alternatively Kinnereth or Chinnereth. The name evolved in time to become Gennesaret and Ginosar.

Due to its prominence, the city gave its name to the lake for long periods of history, as the Sea of Kinneret, Kinnerot, Gennesaret or Ginosar, the last two mirroring the transformation of the name. "Gennesaret" is the Grecized form of Kinneret.

The name is also used for the "Plain of Gennesaret". For beauty and fertility this is called "the Paradise of Galilee". Its modern names are Plain of Ginosar (translated from Hebrew) and el-Ghuweir in Arabic.

The present-day Israeli Kibbutz Ginosar derives its name from the ancient town, though it is not located on its precise site. Even more remote, on the southeastern shore of the lake, are the two settlements of Moshavat Kinneret and Kvutzat Kinneret.

 IC07 110 A`