Are you aware of any software/tools which permit the automatized or semi-automatized creation of old-fashioned maps based on data one owns?
I love the design of old-fashioned maps, in particular the symbols used for buildings, mountains and forests. They transfer a lot of visual information, with often limited use of colour.
A related possibility is the Stamen Watercolor style for basemaps, which looks very nice, but does not visualize a lot of information.
Here are some examples: http://cdn.supadupa.me/shop/14281/images/1165979/switzerland_1721_p2_grande.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/originals/47/be/c9/47bec90a7c79c3cfeaef6cb6c413914a.jpg https://imgur.com/Qfwtx