A Relation of a Journey begun An. Dom. 1610 by George Sandys shows the flexibility of early modern travelogues and the 17 th century British literary class`s attitude toward Ottoman Turkey. Though Ottoman Turkey, then a powerful empire, emerged as an important trade partner, Sandys`s contemporary British people sometimes failed to overcome age-old cultural, religious prejudices against the empire and its people. In his comprehensive travelogue Sandys, on the other hand, appreciates Turkish culture and landscape from his unique humanist point of view, without denying the Ottoman Empire at that time; he himself was not free from those prejudices, but he was greatly influenced by the humanist tradition and fairly interested in religious tolerance. In order to read the past and present Turkey more in depth within his rather limited frame, Sandys meticulously utilizes the excerpts from classical texts and makes his representation of Turkey multi-layered. While he suppresses his own authorial voice in the text, he enhances his experience and knowledge of Turkey with detailed analyses and meditation and presents general, universal messages.