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 Tavoleยน, 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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