I've always loved looking at maps and globes. I think using them in your home decor makes for interesting eye candy. Here are some stunning examples.
House Beautiful - Daniel Sachs
Veranda - Peter Dunham
Elle Decor - Kerry Joyce
Elle Decor - Thomas O'Brien
Eclectic Revisited blog
Dransfield and Ross - Elle Decor
Kendall Wilkinson Design
Better Homes and Gardens
I found this fabric below recently down at the Kravet showroom in the Dec. Center. Wouldn't it make a great shade in a study or boy's room like the room above?
Found this nautical map wallpaper too that will possibly be used in a client's upstairs bath.
I think maps give a richness and depth to an interior.
Visual Comfort blog - Fairmont Hotel, presidential suite