This is why his math is so bad--it's based on already faulty estimates from geographical tomes, but he combines this with a personal interest in exegesis and uses a passage of 2nd Esdras saying that God dried up 6/7ths of the water.
Well, he moves to Spain, abandons his wife and kid, and gets a 20 year old mistress, so yeah, about what you'd expect.
And this is where is gets bad, and why #ColumbusDay is an abomination of a holiday.
2. Bring the gold and population in so that Spain can reunite Europe.
3. Discover the Garden of Eden--which Columbus says he does, btw, seeing the coastline of Venezuela.
4. With all this, Ferdinand and Isabella can reclaim Jerusalem.
No. Seriously. He thinks he is the harbinger of the Apocalypse.
That's the fuck weasel we're dealing with.