Welcome to 1492: An Ongoing Voyage
An Exhibit of the Library of Congress, Washington, DC
1492. Columbus. The date and the name provoke many questions related to the linking of very different parts of the world, the Western Hemisphere and the Mediterranean. What was life like in those areas before 1492? What spurred European expansion? How did European, African and American peoples react to each other? What were some of the immediate results of these contacts?
More information can be found in
If this is your first visit to the 1492: An Ongoing Voyage, then you may want to read How to Use the 1492 Exhibit for suggestions on how to navigate through the exhibit.
You may obtain information about order the catalog for this exhibit from the EXPO Book Store .
Next to the entrance door, there is the EXPO Bulletin Board with all kinds of notes from various visitors. Among other things, it contains up to date info from the EXPO organization.
The text and images in the Online Exhibit 1492: AN ONGOING VOYAGE are for the personal use of students, scholars, and the public. Any commercial use or publication of them is strictly prohibited.
Note: This hypertext Library contains inlined images in GIF format. The tiny pictures you see in the text are links to full size GIF equivalents (each of which is 100 to 400 KB). Just click on the tiny ones to see the big ones.
This hypermedia interface to 1492: AN ONGOING VOYAGE was done by Jeff Barry, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to Frans van Hoesel for comments and suggestions.
The original data was copied by FTP from ftp.loc.gov. Questions or comments about the online exhibit should be directed to the Library of Congress Word Wide WebTeam (email@example.com).