Surveyor's Staff

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Name in use since the 16th century, often in the form staggia.


Graduated rod for topographical alignments and measuring differences in height.

Bibliographical Resources

Scamozzi, Vincenzo, L’idea della architettura universale, Venezia, 1615, Parte I, Lib. II, Cap. VIII, p. 124: “su la quale s’elevi una Staggia…”.


Author of the entry: Filippo Camerota

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