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On 12/27/2011 1:22 PM, Joaquim Alves Gaspar wrote:
I agree with Wolfgang that this is most probably from the sixteenth century (not before, for sure), when the module of 17 ½ leagues per degree started to be used.

This seems to be tied to something called the "Regiment of Leagues": <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_marteloio#Relation_to_the_.22regiment_of_the_leagues.22>.

          Joel Kovarsky

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