Fantasy Cartographer Illustrates ‘The Crusades And Lovecraft’s Monsters’

by Hannah Means Shannon

Ilustrator and ‘Fantasy Cartographer’ Robert Altbauer has produced some phenomenal artistic work for fans of the medieval and the fantastic by painstakingly reproducing a medieval manuscript illustration style, depicting the Crusades, and inserting monstrous beings into said art that will please fans of Lovecraft and other monstrous narratives.

Altbauer explains:

This is a series of illustrations that imitates the style of old medieval paintings and adds a macabre flavour by incorporating some of H.P. Lovecraft’s famous monsters. The text is mostly medieval Middle High German.

You should definitely check out Altbauer’s website, not only for his cartography, but for other illustrations where supernatural forces are depicted in medieval style.