Plevanìa de Montalvan, Spain
units of capacity, 18ᵗʰ century

         

cahiz

       

fanega

6

 

media fanegas

2

12

   

quartal

2

4

24

 

quartilla

4

8

16

96

liters*

2.18

8.73

17.50

34.92

209.51

* taking the mid-18ᵗʰ century Castillian celemin as 4.63 liters.

sources

En la Plevanìa de Montalvan, y Baylìas, usan de distintas Mensuras, y cabidas, que las sobredíchas, assi:

En Montalvan se nombran Cahices, Fanegas, Medias Fanegas, Quartales, y Quartillas. El Cahiz se compone de 6. Fanegas, (ú 12. medias Fanegas) cada Fanega de 4. Quartales; y el Quartal, de 4. Quartillas.

Y respecto à que el Cahiz de los Pueblos contenidos en la enunciada Plevania, y Baylìas, corresponde à 46. Celemines, y 1. quartillo de otro de Castilla.

In the Plevanìa de Montalvan, and Baylìas, they use different measures and capacities, which they speak of as follows:

In Montalvan they speak of cahices, fanegas, medias fanegas, quartales, and quartillas. The cahiz is made up of 6 fanegas, (or 12 medias fanegas), each fanega of 4 quartales; and the quartal of 4 quartillas.

With respect to the cahiz of the towns contained in the said Plevania, and Bylias, it is equivalent to 45 celemines and 1 additional quartillo of Castile.

Diego de Guardamino.
Prontario y Claves de las Correspondencias, que, entre si, tienen las Monedas, Medidas de Garnos, de Palmos, y Peso sutil de Castilla…
Madrid: Antonio Marin, 1757.
Pages 20, 21.

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