There are lots of eye-catching watercolors of the nations of the world with the year in which that nation was either formed or gained its independence. Germany is there, established in 962 and Portugal in 868. South Africa is a lot younger having gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1910.
Cities are also given the treatment in colorful international maps artwork. Laura Marshall has taken the city grids of Paris, London, Rome and New York and etched them in gold. The result is fascinating. The clearly identifiable city grid shows off streets in white and the city blocks in gold. These beautiful maps would make very elegant wall hangings in a corporate boardroom or reception area or in the lounge or dining room of an upmarket home.