The master's thesis discusses the pictorial map as a product within cartography and illustration and defines its relation towards both disciplines. It describes the pictorial map’s form and purpose and explains the terms pertaining to the subject. The historical background of the pictorial map is examined through both disciplines, thus opening the chapter of veduta painting as well. While examining the old maps depicting the topography of the Kamnik–Savinja Alps, the thesis presents all the cartographers, illustrators, painters and researchers who have worked on the depiction of this area.
The practical part covers the pictorial mapmaking, wherein the map provides the user with the real and useful cartographic data and at the same time tells a personal confession story by means of artistic language. It combines the usefulness of the classical map with the illustrative details, which provide additional information to the user, thus searching for additional dimensions within cartography and illustration.