This vibrant, pictorial map titled, Points of Interest in and Around Tampa, Florida. Hillsborough County, published by the Tampa Convention and Tourist Bureau in 1950, serves as promotional material showcasing the city of Tampa, Florida.
The map is characterized by its use of a yellow and blue palette and a myriad of small vignettes that represent local points of interest, tourist attractions, and recreational activities available in Tampa and its surroundings. Each vignette is a small artistic rendering that captures an aspect of Tampa's unique cultural, historical, or recreational appeal.
It includes highlights such as Davis Island and Seddon Island, both significant features in the geography of Tampa. Davis Island is a Tampa neighborhood known for its airport, yacht club, and overall affluent, island lifestyle. Seddon Island, also known as Harbour Island, is located adjacent to Downtown Tampa and features residential areas, parks, and restaurants.
Other potential attractions on the map range from the city's historic Ybor City, the Hillsborough River, prominent buildings, and various cultural institutions. The overall effect is a visually engaging representation of the city that showcases why Tampa is a noteworthy tourist destination.
Such pictorial maps were a popular way to promote cities and regions in the mid-20th century, capturing not only the geographic layout but also the spirit and character of the place.