Sandys made this journey as a relatively young man. He travelled to the Levant in 1610 to visit Jerusalem, and in 1615 he published his narrative in four books, in one volume. His description of Cyprus appears in the fourth book, pp. 218-222, but it is written in such a way that it is not clear whether he actually landed in Cyprus. This work was one of the most extensively illustrated travel books of its period, which may have accounted for its success; it was considered an authority throughout the 17th century.
A Relation of a Iourney begun An: Dom: 1610. Fovre Bookes. Containing a description of the Turkish Empire, of Ægypt, of the Holy Land, of the Remote parts of Italy, and Ilands. adioyning. The second edition London. Printed for W: Barrett. 1621.