The Chappe Telegraph

1794 version 2 is now online at

Chappe telegraph

Chappe devised a network of signalling towers between Lille and Paris. He called it the “telegraph”. Take this together with Coutelle’s balloon and we have at Fleurus the essential ingredients for Google Maps.

< Coutelle and Chappe | 1794 | Chappe and Watt >

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