Here followeth the description of the Measures.

Whereas all Commodities Wares or Stuffes made of wooll linnen silke or haire are measured by the Elle or Yeard which was taken vpon the measure or length of the arme accounting the halfe Elle for Cubitus diuided into foure quarters and euery quarter into foure inches wee shall also follow the elle at Antuerp generally knowne and obserued in all places in the correspondence and buying of forraine commodities by it reducing the same afterwards to our elle or yeard

The hundreth ells of Antuerpe make in the countries following.

England.
London

60 Ells for Linnen Cloth with the palme and thumbe measured.
75 Yards for woollen Cloth with the thumbe which is 1/16 of a yard.
59 Godes to measure Frizes or Frizadoes.
61 Elles Cords to measure Rowan Canuas whereof the Centener is 120 Elles, 10 Cords to a Centener of 12 Elles.

Scotland
72 Elles, and they recon with sixe score to the hundreth, is 120.

The Low Countries.
Antuerpe for silke wares is but 98 2/3 Elles.
Briges in the shops is also 98 2/3, but for linnen is 94 1/2 Elles.
Gaunt, Audenarde, Ysenghem, Damme, Ipre, Sluys, all 98 Elles, and all Flanders and Brabant accordingly, and not named hereunder.
Dunkercke, Honscotten, 100 Elles.
Cassell, Wynockxborough, Deyse, Lowe, Bolducke, Bruselles, Diest, Louain make 102 Elles.
Lile cambray, Doway, Orsies, Meanen and Masiers 96 Elles.
Amsterdam 101, Harlem in the market 94 Elles for linnen.
All Holland besides is 103 Elles.
Henault 94 in the markets, but in the shops 98 Elles.
Gelderland and Ouerrysell 104 Elles.
Middelborough 100 Elles, and in the market for linnen 94 Elles.
Flissingh 104 Elles, Vere 94 1/2 Elles, Goes 97 Elles, Romerswall 99 Elles.
Artois all the whole prouince 98 1/2 Elles.
Tourney 108 Elles.
Liege 114 Elles,
Maestricht, Asselt, Namen and Acon 104 1/2 Elles.
Couyn but 70 Elles.
Hoye 102 Elles.

France.

The said 100 Elles of Antuerpe make at Rouen 58 Elles, the Centener of Elles being 112 of 4 quarters of 28 Elles.

Paris, Rochell, and all France, the following places excepted, 59 Elles.
Nantes, Abbeuile, and all Picardie 84 Elles.
Lyons: 60 Elles for linnen cloth. 94 1/2 Elles for silke wares.
Auignon: 60 Elles. 36 Cannes.
Prouence: 36 Cannes.
Marselles: 36 Cannes for silke. 33 1/2 Cannes for woollen cloth.
Geneua 60 Stabb.

Italie.
Venice, Istrica, Prian: 101 1/2 Braces for woollen cloth. 108 for silkes and cloth of gold.
Florence: 122 1.2 Braces for silkes. 116 Elles for wollen cloth.
Rome: 33 Cannes. 105 1/2 for wollen cloth.
Luca and Raguza 120.
Ferrara, Modena, Mantua, Perato, Ancona, Cesena, Bologna, Carpi, Nigropont, Mirandola: 107 1/2 Braces.
Verona: 104 1/2 Braces. 108 Braces of cloth of gold. 86 Braces.
Parma: 109 1/2 Braces. 91 Braces.
Rauenna, Scio, Corfu: 116 2/3.
Genes: 122 Braces. 228 Palmes for silke wares, and 104 palmes is giuen for 34 2/3 ells. 32 Cannes for woollen cloth of 9 palmes to the cane. 29 Canes of linnen cloth of 10 palmes to the cane.
Vicenza: 98 2/3 for woollen cloth, and 80 1/2 Braces for silkes.
Naples: 116 Canes and 33 1/3 Canes.
Padu: 101 2/3 for cloth, and 83 1/2 Braces for silk wares.
Milan: 120 Braces Campido for linnen cloth. 141 Braces for silke, which must be conditioned.
Rauenna: 113 braces.
Bressa, treuira,Crema, Bergamo, Rechanati, Vrbin, Cremona, Lacaia: 101 2/3 braces.
Pesaro 103, and for cloth 107 Braces.
Sicilia, Palermo, Masilla: 34 1/2 Canes of 4 pichy to the Cane.
Gira: 124 Pichy.
Rama: 115 Pichy
Salonici: 109 Pichy.
Tripoli in Barbary: 124 Pichy of 4 to a Cane.
Lavelona 111
Nigroponte and Lepanto 113 Pichy.
Alexandria, Larta 124 Picny.
Siria, Damasco, Bruti 111 1/2 Pichy.

Suria
Tripoli 112 Pichy.
Achri 115 Pichy.
Alepo, Aman: 108 Pichy.

Bursa in Natolia 114 Pichy, Bucia 158 Pichy.
Constantinople: 113 Pichy, 80 Pichy for Canvas.
Archipelago, Sapy: 100.
Puglia: 31 Canes for clothes. 33 Canes for silkes.
Calabria, Adler, Lansan, Malaca, Rhode, 33 1/2 Canes.
Candia 108 Braces
Pichy, Sebenico, Zara 112 Braces.

Eastland.
Embden, Brema, Hamborough, 122 1/2 Elles.
Lubecke: 120 Elles.
Munster: 65 Elles.
Osenbrigh: 63 Elles.
Wismar: 118 Elles.
Rosticke: 119 Elles.
Gripswoll, Domyn: 122 1/2 Elles.
Statin, Ockermond, 106 Elles.
Dansicke, & Melvyn, 122 Elles.
Connixborough 125 Elles.
Riga and Reuell 125 Elles.
Narua 125 Arsins.
Sweden and Stockholm 125 Elles, but at Barrow vncertaine, for they measure the bignesse of your head with a rope for an Elle, and may be 120 Elles.

Germanie.
Collen 120 Elles.
Norenborough, Meysen, Lipsich: 105 Elles for silke and linnen wares. 120 for cloth.
Ausborough, Franckford: 127 for cloth. 125 for linnen.
Halle and Meydelborch, 105 Elles.
Praga, Breslo, Bautson: 111 Elles, and for silke wares 120 Elles.
Viena: 77 1/2 for Linnen, 85 1/2 for cloth and silke.
Osner: 119 for linnen, 130 for silke.
Regenburch: 78 1/2 Elles.
Ulm 120, and for woollen cloth 96 Elles.
Ernfurd 165 Elles.
Ienfer 60 Stabb.
Zurich 116 1.2 Elles.
Basell 125 Elles.

Spaine.
Castill and Toledo, 85 Varas of 4 Quartos, every Quarto a Palmes.
Cadez: 81 Varas. 108 Elles for silke.
Andaluzia, Seuill, Granado: 83 1/2 Varas.
Barselona, Aragon, 43 Cannes.
Saragosia: 33 Cannes.
Valentia: 73 Cannes.

Portvgall.
Lisborne: 62 Varas. 83 Varas. 100 Couados for Silke Wares.
Maroco. Capo dAlgier 136 1/2 Couados, of twelue to one Cane.

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Citation Year 1629