Elbert Besly (fl. c. 1875 - c. 1907) was a publisher bookseller, publisher, and stationer based in Denver, Colorado in the late 19th century. The firm is best known as the original publisher of Nell's Topographical Map of the State of Colorado. The firm, based at 1512 and 1514 Arapahoe, Denver, went out of business in 1896. After leaving the stationers business Besly became president of and acquired controlling interest in the Citizens Commercial and Savings Bank of Denver.