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.