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 life long 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.
I am creating now a wide range of maps: 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 has my work been featured.
A fantasy cartographer is, like every other artist, always happy to see his art in some prominent positions. Here are just a few examples of mediums, where my work as fantasy cartographer got wider attention.
- 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.
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.
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.
Just a few of many clients who used - and still use - my services as fantasy cartographer.
Riftforge Online RPG