What is Mieville really doing?

Maps underlie knowledge and spatial understanding for (arguably) 5000+ years. So what happens when a novel that is not ostensibly otherworldly/magical/otherwise not written in a realist fashion defies that, in the same way  that the lithography Relativity, by Escher, does? Or is this really what Miéville is doing?

Relativity

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