Sigismond Himely (June 7, 1801 - 1872) was a Swiss painter, viewmaker, acquaint engraver active in Paris during the middle part of the 19th century. Hinley was born in La Neuveville, Bern, Switzerland, but moved to Paris to study painting with Copley Fielding (1787 - 1855) and Jean-Victor Bertin (1775 - 1842). He exhibited in the Paris Salons between 1824 and 1869. He is known for his work engraving aquatints for English watercolorists and his names is associated with numerous historical views, city bird's-eye panoramas, architectural illustrations, and ethnographic images, among them rare illustrations of Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

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