I love the maps & travel illustrations of Rodica Prato, they speak to the little explorer inside of me. Makes me crave paint a map and its little details :)
She's romanian, an architect turned illustrator currently living in New york. Her studio is located in the Carnegie Hall building, oh and the library of congress asked her to donate some of her artworks to the Geography and Map Division. Very cool no?
Check out her website for more illustrations: www.rodicaprato.com