This survey of Cyprus during the eighteenth, nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth centuries offers a unique view of a country as seen through the eyes of artists and travellers. It is based on over 350 works which are for the first time presented, pertaining to two periods of the history of Cyprus, those of Ottoman and British rule. A panorama of topography, monuments and ethnography is unfolded through the paintings and drawings of both amateur and professional artists. The political background and nationality of the artists and the influences of Imperialism, Orientalism and Colonialism are explored, and the book considers how attitudes changed during the period under discussion. The book also looks at the perception of the island, once a French, Ottoman and British colony, in relation to those of neighbouring countries such as Greece and Malta.