James McCarthy (surveyor)

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James Fitzroy McCarthy (1853–1919) was an Irish surveyor and cartographer who played a prominent role in the delimitation of Thailand (then known as Siam)'s borders in the late nineteenth century, helping transform the country into a modern nation-state. He served as the first Director-General of the Royal Thai Survey Department, which was established in 1885.

Further reading[edit]

  • Winichakul, Thongchai (1997). Siam mapped : a history of the geo-body of a nation. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 9780824819743.