In 2015, staff of the Berks History Center discovered an extremely early and original map of Pennsylvania, published in 1759 by Nicholas Scull, II (1687-1761). Scull was the Surveyor General of Pennsylvania from 1748 until 1761, and his 1759 map of Pennsylvania is considered by some historians to be the first map of the entire colony. Of interest is the Northwest border of Berks County: since none had been established, none is shown. IN 1770, Nicholas’ grandson, William Scull, published an updated version of his grandfather’s map. During inventory work completed in 2016, staff found an original copy of this map as well.