Genoa
units of length

               

miglio

             

cannella

500

           

canna

6/5

600

     

passo geometrico

5/3

2

1000

       

palmo

6

10

12

6000

     

oncia

12

72

120

144

72,000

   

punto

12

144

864

1440

1728

864,000

 

atomo

12

144

1728

10,368

17,280

20,736

10,368,000

according to the Tavole¹, 1877

0.144
mm

1.723
mm

20.674
mm

248.083
mm

1.488
m

2.480833
m

2.977000
m

1.488
km

A canna of 9 palmi was used for cloth made of cottonwool.

In nearby locales, a canna of 5 palmi (about 1.240416 meters) was used for cloth.

A unit called the goa or gua = 3 palmi, about 744 mm, was used in maritime work.

1. Tavole di Ragguaglio dei Pesi e Delle Misure
Roma: Stamperia Reale, 1877.

engraving of Genoa

Civitates Orbis Terrarum, 1572, image courtesy historic-cities.huji.ac.il.

Genoa in the 16th century.

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