Breadth and Length of Silks.

The bredth of silke Cypers, bending and Curld.
No.6 is 3 Nails broad, no 8 is 3 1/2 Nails, and no 10 is 1/4 of a yard broad, no. 12 is 1/16? of a yard, no 14 is 3/8? of a yard, no 16 is 7/16 of a yard, no 18 is half a yard broad. Note in all plaine Cypers they abate upon the hundreth, and so bring them from Braces [braccia] into Flemish Elles, and in the curld they abate 25 pcent and in bending 16 in the hundreth.

Genes silke by the Paune of 104 to the hundreth is 1/4 26 yards English.

Bolonia silkes by Braces the 100 are 89 Flemish Elles.

Florence silke by Braces the bundreth 81 2/3 Flemish, and 61 1/4 English.

Luca by Braces the 1/6 part of a Flemish Elle, or 1/8 of a yard English.

Venice by Braces the 100 are 95 Flemish, and 71 1/4 yards so Norenborgh.

Seuill by Varres the 100 is 123 1/2 Flemish, and 92 1/8 yards 74 Elles.

Roan by Elles the 100 is 125 yards, and 157 1/2 Varres of Spaine. And the 110 Elles English is 135 1/2 Varres of Spaine.

The 100 Elles Flemish is but 60 Elles English.

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