17th-century post rider on horseback

17th-century post rider on horseback

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Caption: 17th-century post rider on horseback. 19th-century illustration of a 17th-century post rider on horseback. In 1650, post delivered by riders on horseback took 15 days to be carried from Paris to Marseille, a distance of some 660 kilometres. This illustration is from 'Physique Populaire' (Emile Desbeaux, 1891).

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