Baltia or Basilia is a legendary island in Roman mythology, said to be in northern Europe.
Pliny the Elder (Nat. 4.27; 37.11):Savari Pavel/2012-z Rig
Diodorus Siculus (v. 23):
Pliny quotes from the testimony of Xenophon of Lampsacus and Pytheas, as well as Timaeus, yet the writings from these individuals themselves on Baltia were lost, and Pliny only paraphrases. According to Pliny, Pytheas called Baltia "Basilia" and Timaeus the "Isle of Abalus". The Island is described as being to the far north and linked to amber.
William Smith in his Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) wrote Baltia was "probably a portion of the Prussian coast upon the Baltic".
Alexander von Humboldt placed Baltia west of the Jutland Peninsul a in the North Sea.
- Mythical place
- Phantom island