1985 Gousha City Plan or Map of Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida

Street Map of Tampa. / Street Map of St. Petersburg. - Main View

1985 Gousha City Plan or Map of Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida


Tampa and St. Petersburg in detail!


Street Map of Tampa. / Street Map of St. Petersburg.
  1985 (undated)     34.25 x 18 in (86.995 x 45.72 cm)


A great map for tourists and snowbirds, this is a double-sided map of Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida.
A Closer Look
With Tampa on the recto and St. Petersburg on the verso, both maps provide\ detailed depictions of these two cities. Streets are labeled throughout, along with community centers, city hall, golf clubhouses, schools, and hospitals. In Tampa, the University of South Florida, Busch Gardens, Tampa International Airport, and Macdill Air Force Base stand out. An inset of central Tampa occupies most of Hillsborough Bay along with an alphabetic street index. Lake Maggiore Park, Eckerd College, and the Veterans Administration Center Bay Pines are boldly represented in St. Petersburg. An inset of central St. Petersburg is situated in the lower right corner next to an inset of the west coast of Florida from Homosassa Springs to Naples. A third inset of St. Petersburg Beach occupies part of the left border above the alphabetic street index.
Publication History and Census
This map was created by the H.M. Gousha Company and published by the American Automobile Association c. 1985. We have been unable to locate any other cataloged examples.


Harry Mathais Gousha (May 16, 1892 – September 24, 1970) was an American map publisher. Gousha worked for Rand McNally in Chicago as a sales executive before founding the H.M. Gousha Company in 1926. Gousha's company quickly became a competitor with Rand McNally thanks to its Touraide, a spiral-bound book with road maps, points of interest, and accommodations that was custom assembled for each client. Gousha retired in 1942 but stayed on as a consultant. Gousha and the company's headquarters moved to San Jose, California in 1947. In 1961, the H.M. Gousha Company was acquired by the Times Mirror Company, and then by Simon and Schuster in 1987. What remained of Gousha was finally acquired by Rand McNally in 1996, and subsequently much of the company's archives were donated to the Newberry Library. More by this mapmaker...

The American Automobile Association (March 4, 1902 - present), better known as AAA ('Triple-A'), is a federations of motor clubs throughout America. A privately held national member association, AAA boasts over 58 million member in the United States and Canada. Founded on March 4, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois, AAA was originally created in response to a lack of roads and highways that were suitable for cars by nine individual motor clubs, including the Chicago Automobile Club, Automobile Club of America, and Automobile Club of New Jersey. AAA began publishing road maps in 1905 and hotel guides in 1917. Learn More...


Good. Wear along original fold lines. Small areas of loss at fold intersections. Map of Tampa on recto and map of St. Petersburg on verso.