William Burgis (fl 1718 - 1731) was an English-American artist: in papers he was referred to as a draftsman, painter, and (through marriage) an innkeeper; he was also known to be a printer and even an engraver. His early life is not understood. He is thought to have arrived in New York from England about 1718, leaving for Boston in 1722. Neither marriage nor innkeeping seem to have agreed with him: he left Boston, wife, and the historical record in 1731. With the exception of one map, his surviving output appears to have been uniformly landscapes and topographical views. He is best known for his large view of New York, engraved by John Harris in London and published between 1719 and 1721.