- a map showing the relief of an area, usually by generalized contour lines.
Origin of relief map
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Historical Examples of relief map
This monstrosity turned out to be a relief-map of Palestine.
The garden looked like a relief-map now, and gave no indication of what it would be in August; such a jungle!Song of the Lark
A huge horizon of water surrounded Phina Island, which lay unrolled like a relief-map at his feet.Godfrey Morgan
- a map that shows the configuration and height of the land surface, usually by means of contours
- A map that depicts land configuration, often with contour lines. Some relief maps are three-dimensional.