It's about 0.0000008 times as big as The Land area of Earth
In other words, 988 virgates is 0.000000805350 times the size of The Land area of Earth, and the size of The Land area of Earth is 1,241,700 times that amount.The Earth has a land area of 1,226,800,000 virgates. Only an estimated one-eighth of this area — or 153,350,000 virgates — is inhabitable by humans, with uninhabitable terrain such as deserts and high mountains covering the rest.
It's about 8,000,000 times as big as a Parking Space
In other words, the size of a Parking Space is 0.0000001250 times 988 virgates.(a.k.a Parking Stall) (average; surface lot; North America)
An average-size parking space in a North American surface lot measures 0.000124 virgates. Due to the high real estate prices at the time, parking spaces in a densely-populated part of Manhattan would sell for an average of $165,000 in 2007, with some spaces fetching up to $225,000.
It's about 30,000,000 times as big as a King Size Bed
In other words, 988 virgates is 29,800,000 times the size of a King Size Bed, and the size of a King Size Bed is 0.00000003360 times that amount.(North American/Australian standard; length; mattress only)
A King-Size mattress measures 0.00003320 virgates in total area. Although most antique beds were smaller than modern beds, it was not uncommon for beds in the medieval Europe to reach 0.00004120 virgates for those in positions of wealth or power.
It's about 100,000,000 times as big as a Bath Towel
In other words, 988 virgates is 110,670,000 times the size of a Bath Towel, and the size of a Bath Towel is 0.00000000903590 times that amount.(for Fieldcrest Luxury Solid Towels)
Bath towels typically measure 142.24 cm (56 in) by 76.2 cm (30 in), for a total area of about 0.00000892710 virgates. The city of Bursa, Turkey is known as the birthplace of the modern towel.
It's about 1,000,000,000 times as big as an Airplane Tray Table
In other words, 988 virgates is 1,190,000,000 times the size of an Airplane Tray Table, and the size of an Airplane Tray Table is 0.000000000840 times that amount.(average)
With wide variation among different models of airplanes, in-flight tray tables measure around 41.2 cm (16.5 in) x 24.1 cm (9.5 in) for a total area of 0.0000008320 virgates. Flight safety rules require that the tray tables be upright and locked during takeoff and landing so as to reduce the risk of passenger abdominal injury.
It's about 3,000,000,000 times as big as an Apple iPad
In other words, 988 virgates is 2,997,000,000 times the size of an Apple iPad, and the size of an Apple iPad is 0.00000000033370 times that amount.(for 9.7 inch, Apple iPad Air MD785LL/B)
An Apple iPad measures 23 cm (9.4 in) x 17 cm (6.6 in) for a total device area of 0.00000032960 virgates. The base model iPad Air features 16 GB of storage capacity.
It's about 20,000,000,000 times as big as a Playing Card
In other words, 988 virgates is 21,000,000,000 times the size of a Playing Card, and the size of a Playing Card is 0.0000000000480 times that amount.(ISO 216 B8 size)
A single ISO 216 B8-size playing card measures 0.0000000460 virgates. Although this size is the most common playing card, many casinos use the smaller "bridge size" card — 0.0000000220 virgates smaller.