Although mapping is a method of gathering, ordering and recording knowledge, all maps are to some extent the products of imagination. No map is ever the truly objective description of a place that it purports to be.
Maps are designed as aids or guides for those undertaking journeys.
There is an inherent narrative aspect to any graphic work designed to represent a place, assert ownership, describe a route, record a journey, or chart newly explored places.
The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.