John Fryer (c. 1650 - March 31, 1733) was an English doctor and Fellow of the Royal Society, known for his descriptions of travel in Persia and East India. Fryer was born in London. He studied medicine at Trinity College and Pembroke College, Cambridge. In 1672 he took a position as a surgeon for the British East India Company. He arrived in India in 1673, visiting Madras and Bombay. He spent 8 years traveling throughout Indian and Persia before returning to England in August of 1682. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1697. He is credited with producing the first printed map of Bombay.