The Art of Charles Pilkey
There are many parallels between mapmaking, like these GIS maps, and the visual arts. Both employ the same principles of design. Both are visual, symbolic representations of the world that yield information about a particular point/event in time and space. Both can evince an esthetic interest independent of pragmatic concerns of communication.

Kill Devil Hills
Map of 19th century gold mines in eastern Mecklenburg County, NC.
Kill Devil Hills after 3' rise in sea level. Areas in blue are underwater.