I love sketches and diagrams but military maps make me very uneasy. If the mapmaker annotated the map or noted the logic and sources used to develop it, I would be happier. The mapmaker is entitled to opinions and interpretations but I am eager to know what they are. Sketches and diagrams are safer because they portray rough concepts.
A military map represents an historical argument. I cannot take a map on trust. If the narrative is noted, why shouldn't the map be?
This is all merely personal until the National Park Service begins to develop a battlefield based on who-knows-what maps containing who-knows-what guesswork.
In reading, I tend to ignore any maps but even in ignoring them there is discomfort in what could be an informative read.
How do you cope with maps?