Pictorial Maps

Pictorial Maps

Pictorial Maps

Pictorial maps are a category of maps that, in contrast to the regular sheet maps, depict a given area with emphasis on the artistic rather than technical style. The cartography can be a sophisticated 3-D perspective landscape or a simple map  enhanced with illustrations of buildings, people, plants and animals. Drawn by specialized artists and illustrators, pictorial maps are a rich, centuries-old tradition and a diverse art form that ranges from cartoon maps on restaurant placemats to treasured art prints in museums.

Pictorial maps usually show an area as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. They are not generally drawn to scale in order to show street patterns, individual buildings, and major landscape features in perspective. While regular maps focus on the accurate rendition of distances, pictorial maps enhance landmarks.  With an emphasis on objects and style, these maps cover an artistic spectrum from childlike caricature to spectacular landscape graphic with the better ones being attractive, informative and highly accurate. 

 


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Product no.: 2466

Children's Map of London. by John Bartholomew & Son Ltd.

£175.00
Product no.: 2593

United Kingdom - Shakespeare - Pictorial map - Shakespeare's Britain - Biganzoli

£125.00
Product no.: 2594

Great Britian - Pilgrim's map - Riddiford.

£125.00
Product no.: 2586

Pictorial Safari map of East Africa.

£125.00
Product no.: 3046

Europe - Satirical Map - Pictorial Map - Raemakers

£1,950.00
Product no.: 2733

Japan - Kuril Islands - Ryushiro Kato/ Keizo Shimada

£55.00
Product no.: 2734

Japan - Ryushiro Kato/ Keizo Shimada

£55.00
Product no.: 2737

Japan - Kobe - Osaka - Ryushiro Kato/ Keizo Shimada

£55.00
Product no.: 2738

Japan - Hiroshima - Kochi - Ryushiro Kato/ Keizo Shimada

£55.00
Product no.: 2739

Japan - Nagasaki - Ryushiro Kato/ Keizo Shimada

£55.00
Product no.: 2742

China - Manchuria - Ryushiro Kato/ Keizo Shimada

£65.00
Product no.: 3128

China - Japan - Ebihara

£500.00
Product no.: 3122

USA - Department of State

£100.00