Unlike many other countries, city images were widely documented in the forms of plans or blueprints. Images such as 'Sepia Map of Rome' and 'Sepia Map of Paris' by Vision Studio use map art to show the growth of human civilization throughout the centuries and provide valuable insight into how the structure of these city images has changed.
As one of the most expansively preserved forms of map art, European maps are highly popular among art collectors and cartography enthusiasts. Although these works are primarily informative in nature, many works of map art highlight specific information that's of interest to the viewer. This treatment can be seen in the European map art, 'Wine Map' by Daphne Brissonet as well as in the city image, 'Monuments of Paris Map-Blue' by Wild Apple Portfolio.