Map Symbols For Cities - Erwin Raisz

The ubiquitous circle = city will instantly be recognized, but if not offset by other decoration and ornamentation will look boring. Consider an old-style or pictorial representation instead.

Make your map interesting by including side-view profiles of famous spots such as lighthouses. They are instantly recognizable and will add a great deal of connection with viewers. 

This can be really effective in a pictorial city representation!

Here are some symbols from his book Principles of Cartography

... Different city symbols at different scales, including circles, pictorial, population figures, and old maps

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