17th-century post rider on horseback

17th-century post rider on horseback

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Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: 17th-century post rider on horseback. Historical artwork of a messenger on horseback. In France in 1650, the period this image represents, it took some 15 days to get a message from Paris to Marseille, a distance of some 660 kilometres. Illustration from Physique Populaire (1891), by E. Desbeaux.

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