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Monetary values, measurements, weights

At the time of Spix and Martius there was still no decimal system or international terminology. On the contrary, all values, measures and weights were very variable across countries, provinces and even markets. Moreover, the denominations varied, appearing both different with equal meaning, and equal with different meaning. Up to the present time England, the U.S. and other countries have kept their former units, not adopting the decimal system. Accordingly, all data and values about this book are rough estimates. As much as possible, they were based on the calculations and news from Martius himself.
1. tostao

VALOR MONETARIO
10 reis = I centavo I vintem = 20 reis = 2 centavos 5 vintcns = 100 reis = 10 centavos

2. patacas = 16 vintcns = 320 reis = 32 centavos
3. cruzados = 20 vintens = 400 rcis = 40 centavos
(1 "cruzado nova" e uma moeda de ouro que vale 480 reis).

Braca (2 varas)
Covado (3 palmos) Jarda inglesa Legua
Linha (:/,2 polegada)

MEDIDAS DE EXTENSAO
Brasil
2,2 rn 0,66m

6.170 m

Milha

Palmo (8 polegadas)
2.200m

0,22m
7.420 rn (alem.) 1.609 rn (ingl.)
1.8.50 m (marit.)
Passo
Pe (12 polegadas)
Polegada (12 linhas)
Vara (5 palmos)
Toesa (6 pes)
1,65m
0,33m
2,75 cm 1,10m
1,98m

Alqueire:
MEDIDAS DE SUPERFfCIE

Norte
Goias, Minas, Rio Siio Paulo
27.225 rn•
48.400 m2 24.200m•

 

343
0,23 cm

Outros paises
1,8 rn (ingl.)
0,91 m (ingl.)