Joseph H. Higginson (c. 1820 - 1871) was a surveyor and map publisher based in New York City. Little information on Higginson's life and training is available, aside from his being born around 1820 (some records state that he was born in Maine, while others suggest he was born in England and became a naturalized citizen in 1856). From around 1860, he produced a series of maps related to Brooklyn and New York (Manhattan), as well as other American cities, and maps relating to contemporary wars (the U.S. Civil War, Austro-Prussian War, and the Franco-Prussian War). Though he resided in Brooklyn, records indicate that his business was located at 77 Chambers St. in Manhattan. He died in 1871 and was buried in Green-wood Cemetery.