Originally from Amasya, Turkey, Babessian was a survivor of the Armenian Genocide and an emigre first to Uruguay and then to the United States. Despite his frequently uprooted life, he authored many works, including the notable Hanrakidag (Encyclopedia) (1922). In 1960, he travelled to Lebanon to reprint this book on the press of the Armenian Catholicosate. He is also the author of Hay Adlas (Armenian Atlas), which he wrote and printed himself.
Fresno / 1961
29.5 x 23.5 inches