1965 Flachmann Pictorial Map of Saint Louis (St. Louis)

SaintLouis-flachmann-1965
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A Melange of Landmarks, Old and New, of an Historic City. / Being a Map of Saint Louis Known as the Mound City Pride of the Mississippi Valley and Quite a Pleasant Place.
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1965 Flachmann Pictorial Map of Saint Louis (St. Louis)

SaintLouis-flachmann-1965

Charming whimsical map of St. Louis.

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Title


A Melange of Landmarks, Old and New, of an Historic City. / Being a Map of Saint Louis Known as the Mound City Pride of the Mississippi Valley and Quite a Pleasant Place.
  1965 (dated)    17 x 25.5 in (43.18 x 64.77 cm)     1 : 63360

Description


A whimsical 1965 pictorial map of Saint Louis, Missouri, by Charles R. Flachmann. Oriented to the west and centered on Market Street, Flachmann's charming map covers the center of Saint Louis with a series of miniature vignettes illustrating noteworthy sites, local landmarks, and historical events. Washington University is noted at top center. The famous Gateway Arch, at bottom center.

This map was originally issued in 1950 and appears in colored and uncolored variants. Later Budweiser appropriated the map and issued their own version with advertising replacing some of the vignettes. The present edition is vastly updated and revised with different vingettes and numerous changes. The Gateway Arch has been added, a hot air balloon in the upper right replaces 'Vics Barbecue,' a spaceship takes the place of a plane in the upper right corner, and where the 1950 edition shows Chouteau's Pond, this edition features Busch Memorial Stadium.

Cartographer


Charles Randall Flachmann (June 21, 1913 – 1963), commonly known as 'Chuck,' was an American artist active in Saint Louis, Missouri, in the middle part of the 20th century.

Condition


Good. Minor edge tears repaired on verso. Unusual discoloration upper left margin.

References


OCLC 864962289. Rumsey 8892.001.