I don’t know if I like visiting new lands better than making imaginary maps… Avoiding what the landscape presents, it allows the flight of imagination. Some maps offer the question of whether the scene is real or fictional.
Those who like maps care to know that the cartographer put his handprint on them. There are maps so explicit that they look like a piece of taxidermy. Others feel irreverent from their strokes, shades and other aesthetic details.
Does the place they show exist? Does it matter? In any case, I think a photograph is a map whose territory is the past.