The Seven Cities of Antilia are legendary cities reputed to have existed on the island of Antilia situated somewhere in the Atlantic. Medieval cartographers show Antilia (with a variety of spellings) at different locations in that ocean. Belief in its existence was firmly established by the time of Christopher Columbus. His son, Ferdinand, wrote of the many attempts to find it.
In the early 20th century geographer, W. H. Babcock, identified Cuba as Antilia, while later in 2000, Andrew Collins, in his Gateway to Atlantis devoted two chapters to the subject of the Seven Cities and also concluded that Cuba was its most likely location and by extension was also the home of Atlantis.
Ferdinand Columbus (1488-1539) was the second son of Columbus and toiled as bibliographer and cosmographer. Both Bartolomé de las Casas and Ferdinand Columbus are reported by Beatriz Pastor Bodmer “to refer at length to Plato and Aristotle’s description of Atlantis, the island presumed to lie somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.”