Educational posters frequently feature maps of Asia as a part of world history classes and subjects that focus on cultural and demographic information. These continental images often include trading routes and important geographic images such as landmarks and the divisions between each individual country. Additionally, many maps have educational value themselves from a historic standpoint, as seen in the map art, '1710 First Japanese Buddhist Map of the World Showing Europe, America, and Africa'.
Maps of Asia are highly complex maps because of the large area they cover. However continental images, such as 'Thomson's Map of Asia' by John Thomson, try to make these maps as easily decipherable as possible for modern audiences by the use of geographic markers and colors. Through these images of map art, modern audiences are able to have a better understanding of history and the world they live in.