Centuries before the exploration of space, there was another voyage into the unknown. Every child has heard the tale: how a humble mariner named Christopher Columbus left Spain on three ships on an August morning in 1492. How he sought the Orient and instead found an idyllic New World as pristine and untainted as Eden...and how Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand gave him a hero’s welcome upon his return. But there us more to the story that remains to be told. 1492 reveals the exciting and provocative story of one of the most celebrated, influential and mysterious figures in history. It also tells one of the greatest adventure stories of the last 500 years.