No. it is an artifact of the human population density distribution within the northern hemisphere and the similar location in the northern hemisphere of those who made maps (which was far from exclusively Europe). Had the reverse been true, then we would probably employ maps where the "top" is the southern pole or axis of rotation. Or, you could think of it that we exactly did do that and took the "wrong" up direction, if you wish. It makes no difference at all.
Basically, the Mediterranean, Middle East, China, and India are all in the northern hemisphere. those are the folks that made maps, and the only fixed reference point available to them was the north pole. We orient maps so that the fixed point is in front of everything else (that is, at the top of the map). You would know this if you had ever used a map to figure out where the frig you are.