Standard Map of North Dakota 1893. From D.W. Ensign &s Co.’s Plat Book of Grand Forks, Walsh and Pembina Counties. Chicago: D.W. Ensign & Co., 1893. Cerographs. 14 x 22 1/4. Original color. Slight spotting and repaired center tear. Otherwise good condition.
As the population, transportation network, and industries of North Dakota developed in the second half of the nineteenth century, there was a great need for better maps of the various counties. This was satisfied by D.W. Engisn’ atlas of three counties in northwestern North Dakota issued just before the turn of the century. In the atlas, each county is shown with its major topographical and social features, and it included maps of each township and the cities and towns of the region as well. This is the included map of the entire state.