Liège globe symbol, a link to Google map., Belgium
units of length

Used by carpenters, masons, etc.
       

petite verge

       

toise

 

pied de St. Hubert

6

16½

   

pouce

10

60

165

ligne

10

100

600

1650

point

10

100

1000

6000

16,500

0.295
mm

2.95
mm

29.5
mm

294.698
mm

1.77
m

4.86
m

Doursther, pages 411, 526.

Used for land measurement
     

petite verge

 

pied de St. Lambert

16

   

pouce

10

160

 

ligne

10

100

1600

point

10

100

1000

16,000

0.292 mm

2.918 mm

29.18 mm

291.796 mm

4.67 m

Doursther, pages 390. 411.

engraving of Liège

Civitates Orbis Terrarum, 1572 courtesy historic-cities.huji.ac.il, through the courtesy of Ozgur Tufekci.

Liege in the 16th century.

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