Historical & General Cartography

- Editing - Compilation - Consultancy - Design -

by

András Bereznay MA

 

 

This site highlights what I can offer and my background.

It aims to provide a comprehensive summary of my professional achievements, abilities and experience in historical map editing/compilation and cartography. I have striven to include at least one example for every employer I have worked for, if the material is still available, or if its inclusion is technically feasible. I trust that this selection will provide a comprehensible overview of the quality of my work. Trying to reflect my development as well as present standards, I have not only included my best-looking recent work, but also maps done by traditional means, among them my first printed map, done at a time when I was still a student, using methods that would now be considered laughable. I still stand by the quality of its content, if not its appearance. With all that, I put greater emphasis on the more recent maps, created with computer graphics, rather than showing those drawn by traditional means. This is because the computer-generated maps better reflect my present abilities, and what I can offer now in terms of cartography. I have also under-represented my contribution to historical map creation done long ago in Hungary, great though this was. The sole area of my professional activity that I have consciously neglected to demonstrate are my textual publications. The articles that I have published are mostly in Hungarian, and for this reason alone the usefulness of their inclusion here in full is questionable. The sole example of my textual output that I have provided is a review that I published in The Times (of London) as it is far shorter than the rest and so it lends itself more easily to on screen reading.

A rare combination...