Map of New France, n.d.
France was the most important participant in the transatlantic fishery for much of the 16th and 17th centuries. It sent more ships overseas than other nations, harvested more fish, and maintained a near monopoly of Newfoundland's south, west, and northeast coasts. This image depicts a map of New France with inset images of inhabitants at work (fishing and hunting) and at play (socializing and dancing). Fishermen in boats and sea creatures can be seen in surrounding waters.
Artist unknown; place and date of creation unknown. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada (Acc. No. R9266-4038).