Especially the illustrated kind done well. This one’s by Charlie Harper:

Don’t know this artist’s name unfortunately.

Damn you Khuan + Ktron! (waving fist in air). I bow down to you and all your graphic splendor.

I came across this colorful, tribal piece in flickr –  a vintage San Diego zoo map.

Love the bright color palette and the welcoming mermaid. A vintage gastronomic map along the Rhine River. Bee yoo tee full.

And a shout out to the maps by this gal, Lantau Twill.