A map is a simplified depiction of a space, a navigational aid which highlights relations between objects within that space.
Usually, a map is a two-dimensional, geometrically accurate representation of a three-dimensional space.
In art, "graphics" is often used to distinguish work in a monotone and made up of lines, as opposed to painting.
Drawing generally involves making marks on a surface by applying pressure from a tool, or moving a tool across a surface.
Clarity or effective communication may be the objective, association with other cultural elements may be sought, or merely, the creation of a distinctive style. The latter can be a recorded version, such as a photograph, or interpretation by a scientist to highlight essential features, or an artist, in which case the distinction with imaginary graphics may become blurred. The earliest graphics known to anthropologists studying prehistoric periods are cave paintings and markings on boulders, bone, ivory, and antlers, which were created during the Upper Palaeolithic period from 40,000–10,000 B. Some of the earliest graphics and drawings are known to the modern world, from almost 6,000 years ago, are that of engraved stone tablets and ceramic cylinder seals, marking the beginning of the historical periods and the keeping of records for accounting and inventory purposes.
Records from Egypt predate these and papyrus was used by the Egyptians as a material on which to plan the building of pyramids; they also used slabs of limestone and wood.
The editorial cartoon, also known as a political cartoon, is an illustration containing a political or social message.
Line art is usually monochromatic, although lines may be of different colors.
An illustration is a visual representation such as a drawing, painting, photograph or other work of art that stresses subject more than form.
Graphics often combine text, illustration, and color.
Graphic design may consist of the deliberate selection, creation, or arrangement of typography alone, as in a brochure, flyer, poster, web site, or book without any other element. Many of these were found to record astronomical, seasonal, and chronological details.