Fantasy Map | About Me

Information about me and the maps

What I Do

I'm your man if you need a fantasy map.

My name is Robert Altbauer and I'm a freelance fantasy cartographer and illustrator living in Salzburg, Austria. I'm a lifelong addict to science fiction, fantasy and alternate history, and became a cartographer some time ago, when I more or less rediscovered the fun of drawing - something I had done as a child and teenager, but nearly forgot during my school and university years.

Today I can create a wide range of maps for you: world, regional and city maps, dungeons and floor plans in many styles, top-down isometric and other views.

I have done numerous maps for roleplaying game publishers and developers, PC and browser game companies, app developers, writers, RPG players and people who simply like to decorate their room with a fancy map. My work can also be seen in several successful Kickstarter projects, and I can proudly say that my input als fantasy cartographer always helped to succeed.

Here my work has been featured.

A fantasy cartographer is, like every other artist, always happy to see his art in some prominent location. Here are just a few examples of mediums, where my work as fantasy cartographer received wider attention.

WWW and TV

  • The Middle East TV series 'Omar', aired on MBC, features in the opening credits a map which I made and was then turned into a 3D work by the digital artist of the TV show.
  • An article on deviantART about fantasy maps.
  • An article on boingboing on io9 about my medieval illustrations.

Gallery Shows

Terra Incognita at the former SoHo Gallery for Digital Art, now ARTHOUSE.NYC

A gallery show with several fantasy maps by different cartographers, covering a wide range of styles and ideas.

Mapping New York at the former SoHo Gallery for Digital Art, now ARTHOUSE.NYC 

A gallery show with many different maps of New York by various cartographers, covering a wide range of styles and ideas: real world, fantasy, sci-fi or apocalypse scenarios.

Art Collections and Books

Several maps are available in the Map Room of the Cambridge University Library.

MAPPING AMERICA: EXPLORING THE CONTINENT by Fritz Kessler, published by Black Dog Publishing.

SURGE OF THE WINE-DARK SEA by Matt Finch, available as print or pdf (1,2).

Contact Me

If you are in need of a map just send me an email to Provide me all informations as described here.


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Musings of a Fantasy Cartographer

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