Map Illustration is a technique or an art that existed back in the early centuries though it serves an even greater purpose today. Back in the olden days, maps were required to understand a geographical terrain, plan war tactics, political administration etc. However these days they are required even in great detail in order to sometimes show the way or get a fair picturesque idea about the location. Illustrated maps are usually colorful, with minute attention paid to every detail including symbols and labeling. Here are a selection of map illustrations from around the globe. Enjoy!