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Object of the Week - 17th Century Hand Coloured Map of Provincia Momoniae, the Province of Munster

This map was printed in 1646 and was compiled by noted mapmaker Joannes Jansson (1588-1664) who was from Arnhem in the Netherlands.  

It is interesting to note that it marks the famous 'Speaking Stone' Cloch Labhrais, which is beside the River Tay near Stradbally.  It was believed to possess magical powers as it could tell whether a person was lying or not.  

The map has been generously donated to the museum by historian Julian Walton.

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