Edward Whitehead (fl. 1864 - 1897) was a printer and publisher active in Melbourne during the latter half of the 19th century. Whitehead founded his printing business at 67 Collins Street East in 1864 and, though not focused on maps, began publishing his eponymous series of map of Victoria in 1867. Whitehead saw an opportunity to produce highly accurate and detailed convenient folding maps of Victoria that incorporated an incredibly detailed index of place names for the newly-arriving immigrants and fortune seekers who flooded Victoria during the Victoria Gold Rush. His series of map of Victoria became one of the most successful and most profitable regional maps of Australia ever produced.