Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Steampunk Alternate History Research: Burma

Continuing our look at some of the imagery that might inform a Southeast Asian and Lao approach to steampunk, here are a few engravings from the 1700s and 1800s from Burma. Many of these should certainly spark some ideas of where we could go with this in the histories that never were:

State Barge King of Burma, 1875 

 Emperor's Carriage, War Elephant, 1855. 

Idols on the bank of the River Irrawaddy, Burma, 1880 

 Rangoon, principal port of empire, 1852 

 Shipwreck of the VOC yacht named Cormandel, near Arrakan, present day Burma in 1660

"A temple and idol of large size seen" Dutch reported this temple in Arrakan, Burma. ca. 1660.  

View of the 5 yearly appearances of the King of Arrakan / Burma 1660

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