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.
It's about 20,000,000,000 times as big as a Post-it® Note (3M).
In other words, 988 virgates is 22,000,000,000 times the size of a Post-it® Note (3M), and the size of a Post-it® Note (3M) is 0.0000000000450 times that amount.(3M) (generically sticky notes, a.k.a. repositionable notes, a.k.a. repositional notes)
A Post-it® Note measures 0.0000000440 virgates in total area. In September, 1989, Hurricane Hugo swept through Charleston, South Carolina with winds up to 230 kph (140 mph), uprooting eight oak trees in Mr. Bruce Brakefield's yard, but leaving in place a Post-it® note attached to his front door.
It's about 150,000,000,000 times as big as a Secure Digital (SD) card.