Madrid, Spain, ca. 1820

Madrid, Spain, ca. 1820
Spain was a major market for Newfoundland and Labrador saltfish. Its decision to raise import duties on cod following the Napoleonic Wars hurt business for Newfoundland and Labrador merchants by reducing their profits.

Watercolour by George Heriot, ca. 1820. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada (Acc. No. R9266-267).
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