Late 17th century fishing vessel.
Ships such as this one often frequented the coastal waters around the
island of Newfoundland on a seasonal basis during the 17th and 18th
centuries. Ship detail from a French woodcut of unknown origins. In
1710, a similar scene appeared on the Herman Moll map of North America
with the English description, "A VIEW OF A STAGE & ALSO YE MANNER OF FISHING FOR, CURING & DRYING COD AT NEWFOUNDLAND."
From Charles de Volpi, Newfoundland: A Pictorial
Record (Sherbrooke, Quebec: Longman Canada Limited, ©1972) 8.