Emily Fischer of Haptic Lab has been making some noteworthy map quilts. Yes, take a closer look and you can navigate Lower Manhattan. I love the combination of traditional quilting with the modern map trend. See below for more eye candy.
King-sized quilt of Lower Manhattan: off-white silk
Queen-sized map of Rome: white silk shantung and red thread
Queen-sized map of Paris: white silk and taupe thread
Topographic quilt of Julian, California
Detail of Penobscot Bay keepsake quilt: silk applique