Today I stumbled upon a beautiful topographic resource that shows any map in the world as if it had been painted in watercolour. As an example, here’s a part of Newfoundland:

Watercolour Map of the Avalon - by Stamen

Watercolour Map of the Avalon – Stamen Design

Gorgeous isn’t it, at first glimpse it’s hard to believe it’s not an actual painting but a digitally rendered map. Here is the website where I got this from.

Here’s a similar map, it’s St. John’s, you can see that the zoomed-in view offers more detail:

Watercolour Map of St. John's - by Stamen

Watercolour Map of St. John’s – Stamen Design

(Credit for these watercolour maps: Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA.)