Definition: Topographic map
UN - Geographic Information Systems
A map of mostly real-world features, including elevation contours, rivers, roads, settlements, and landmarks. The standard map sheets created by a national mapping agencies at various scales are typically topographic maps.
United Nations, "Handbook on Geospatial Infrastructure in Support of Census Activities", Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division, Studies in Methods, Series F No. 103, New York, 2009