Late 17th century fishing vessel
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.
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