John Seller (December 29, 1632 - May 1697) was an English nautical chart compiler, instrument maker, and publisher. Born in London, Seller studied nautical instrument and compass making, and, in 1654, became a freeman of the Merchant Taylors' Company, and a brother of the Clockmakers' Company in 1667. In 1662, Seller was accused of high treason, tried, and found guilty. Though the details have been lost to history, it is known that Seller was one of the few, if not the only person involved, to not be executed; he was imprisoned. Later pardoned thanks to the intervention of the Duke of York, Seller was named hydrographer to the King in 1671, despite his past. It was also in 1671 that Seller published the first volume of his signature compilation of nautical charts, entitled The English Pilot. This first volume was, appropriately, dedicated to the Duke of York, who was responsible for Seller's release from prison. The English Pilot ran through many editions and was published until the end of the eighteenth century. Seller also published The Coasting Pilot in 1672 and Atlas maritimes in 1675. Seller and his wife Elizabeth had five children: three daughters and two sons.