More Than A Fishery, Less Than A Colony

Fishing Stage Used in the Newfoundland Migratory Fishery.
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.

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