David A. Edsall (fl. c. 1877 - c. 1878) was a New York City based inventor, publisher, printer, and lithographer active in the late 19th century. Edsall issued commercial maps of New York City and Chicago. He filed a patent in 1875 for a rack-pad stamp-inking apparatus. He maintained offices at 14 Broadway and later 233 Broadway. In 1879 Edsall's plates were taken over by S. D. L. Taunton who continued to republish them under his own imprint. D. A. Edsall may have been born in Elmira, New York, and during the American Civil War, served as a member of the Union Regiment. If so he saw action at Bull's Run.