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Jacob Leisler Coat of Arms Exhibit Catalog

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Subject: Jacob Leisler Coat of Arms Catalog

As a number of people have asked questions about the Jacob Leisler
(1640-1691) Coat of Arms Exhibit held at the New York Genealogical and
Biographical Society on May 16 [http://www.nygbs.org/aboutnygb/news.html]
following is an Exhibit Catalog with a detailed description of the objects displayed.


Leisler Coat of Arms Ceremony
Exhibition Catalogue
May 16, 2002

I. ORIGINS:

1. LEISLER COAT OF ARMS,  pencil, 1989.

Drawing of seal impressions found in Öttingen-Ötingensche Archiv, Schloss Harburg, Harburg, Germany.
Leisler Papers Project Notebook, Papers of Jacob Leisler collections, New York University.

2. G. BRANDES, LEISLER COAT OF ARMS, GENEALOGICAL CHART OF DESCENDANTS OF HENN LUSZELER DER ALTE, pen and ink, 1930s.

Henn Luszeler the Elder, who died in Maar, Germany in 1507, was the direct paternal ancestor of Jacob Leisler.
"Stammbäume Leisler,"  Stadtarchiv, Basel, Switzerland.

3. EDUARD ZIMMERMANN, "LEISNER" [sic] COAT OF ARMS, engraving, 1970.

Leisler arms with other similar arms bearing mermaids from Eduard Zimmermann, Augsburger Zeichen Und Wappen (Augsburg, 1970), table 219, no. 6244.

4. SIGNATURE AND SEAL OF DR. CASPAR LEISLER, 1608.

Earliest evidence of Jacob Leisler's coat of arms, a mermaid with snakes in her hands, is found on seals on documents written by the lawyer Caspar Leisler (1560-1613).  The inscription CLD on the seal stands for Caspar Leisler Doctor. Caspar Leisler was brother of Jacob Leisler's grandfather, the lawyer Jacob Leisler, who held the same seal, with only a few differences to that of his brother. Copied 1934 by Dr. Brandes, found in the archives of Weissenburg/Bavaria.
Photo courtesy Antonia Kolb.

5. ANTWERP SCHOOL, DR. JACOB LEISLER, oil on wood, 1592.

This portrait of Dr. Jacob Leisler (1569-1618), inscribed "Ano 1592, Ata 23," by an unknown painter of the Antwerp School, was brought to America by Jacob Leisler.  In 1784 Jacob Leisler's granddaughter, Maria Farmer, gave the portrait of her great-great grandfather to the State of New York.  The portrait, later identified as being of "Christopher Columbus" (who lived 1451-1506), was displayed in the State Capitol at Albany until destroyed by fire in 1911. Photo: ref. John Boyd Thacher, Christopher Columbus His Life, His Work His Remains, 3 vols. (New York and London, 1904), 3:71-74.

6. ARNOLD LOTZ, LEISLER GENEALOGICAL CHART, Wappenbuch der Stadt Basel, 1917.

Chart of the descendants of Dr. Jacob Leisler from W.R. Staehelin, Wappenbuch der Stadt Basel, vol. 1 (Basel, 1917), section 5, no. 21.
Papers of Jacob Leisler collections, New York University.


7. SIGNATURE AND SEAL OF JACOB LEISLER, 1614.

Jacob Leisler (1569-1618), younger brother of Caspar, served as the  chief counselor to the Counts of Oettingen and, later, civil prosecutor for Prince Christian of Anhalt. His seal held the same basic design as his brother Caspar: a mermaid with snakes in her hands.  It is believed that the snakes are symbols for the evil which is defeated by the power of nature and virginity/innocence. The inscription JLD on the seal stands for Jacob Leisler Doctor.  Jacob Leisler was grandfather of Jacob Leisler, governor of New York.
Copied in 1934 by Dr. G. Brandes, found in the archives of Weissenburg/Bavaria.  Photo courtesy Antonia Kolb.

8. LEISLER COAT OF ARMS (Version 1), ink and watercolor.

The arms of Dr. Jacob Leisler and his elder brother Dr. Caspar Leisler, about 1610.   The Leisler brothers, who as lawyers  needed an insignia to seal documents with, were the creators of the coat of arms used by Jacob Leisler in New York.  Related members of the family named Leus(s)ler already used arms with similar motifs: a  man with a sword, or a woman with a pair of scales (Justitia).  The motto, Libertatem defendere aeguitatem servare, was added by later generations and means: defend freedom, preserve equality/justice.
Private collection, Germany.  Photo courtesy Antonia Kolb.

9. LEISLER COAT OF ARMS,  pen and ink, undated.

A 20th century drawing based on  the arms used by Jacob Leisler. This version of the arms is used on the stationary of the Papers of Jacob Leisler Project at New York University. Papers of Jacob Leisler collections.

10. LEISLER COAT OF ARMS, J.-B. Rietstap, Armorial Général, engraving, 1912.

Version of the Leisler coat of arms used by the Swiss branch of the Leisler family. J.-B. Rietstap, Armorial Général, volume 4 (Paris, 1912), page 43.
Loaned for the exhibit by the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society.

11. LEISLER COAT OF ARMS - Enlargement from Rietstap's Armorial Général.


II. CONTEMPORARIES:

12. LEISLER COAT OF ARMS. W.R. Staehelin, Wappenbuch der Stadt Basel, colored engraving, 1917.

The coat of arms of Jacob Leisler's brother Franz. W.R. Staehelin, Wappenbuch der Stadt Basel, volume 1 (Basel,1917), I/5.


13. FRANZ LEISLER, oil on canvas, c. 1690.

Franz Leisler (1644 - 1712), banker and merchant, and factory owner for silk products  in Basel, Switzerland.  Brother of Jacob Leisler, for whom Jacob named his daughter Francine.  After apprenticing with the Swiss mercantile firm of Sarasin, Franz emerged as one of the wealthiest and most prominent citizens of Basel.  Among other innovations, he introduced new technologies into the Swiss weaving industry.  From 1690 until his death in 1712 he served as director of the Basel Merchants' Guild.  His and his descendants' coat of arms was a variation of those of Jacob Leisler, and is found on numerous objects now held in Basel museums.
Historisches Museum, Basel, Inv. Nr. 1983.657; provenance written by Gaudenz von Salis, July 3, 1983.

14. FRANZ LEISLER'S COAT OF ARMS (Version 2), ink and watercolor.

It is not known why the snakes of "Version 1"  had changed to a comb and mirror.  Heraldry experts explain the mermaid who combs her hair as a symbol for calming the waves of the seas.  The mirror represents self-knowledge.
Private collection, Germany. Photo courtesy Antonia Kolb.


15. JOHANN ADAM LEISLER, oil on canvas, c. 1690.

Jacob Leisler's youngest brother, Johann Adam (1651-1704), for whom he named his son Johannes. Johann Adam, merchant-banker and factory owner in partnership with brother Franz in Basel, Switzerland, is generally considered the genius behind the family's banking business. In 1702 he returned to Hanau, Germany, where he married Charlotte Burckhardt, daughter of Heidelberg professor and court theologian, Johann Philipp Burckhardt.  Johann Adam's coat of arms, which appears in the upper right corner of this portrait,  was another variation of the Leisler arms.
Private collection, England.

16. LEISLER COAT OF ARMS (Version 3), ink and watercolor.

Held by the descendants of Johann Adam I Leisler in Hanau, Germany, and Franz Leisler in Basel.  The younger brothers of Jacob Leisler were successful merchants, manufacturers in silk articles, and bankers at Basel.  Their descendants in Basel and Hanau held the coat of arms in this version.  It is not known exactly when or why the two birds (cranes or storks) were added, and why the mermaid now only holds a mirror in her right hand.  The birds with bowls in their claws are a symbol for vigilance (if they fall asleep the dropping bowls would wake them up).  The mirror is a symbol for self-knowledge, a motif which is also known in connection with Freemason symbolism.
Private collection, Germany.  Photo courtesy Antonia Kolb.

17. THE LEISLER TANKARD, silver, partially gold plated, 1697.

This silver tankard, said to have been filled with gold coins, was presented by the County of Württemberg to Franz and Johann Adam Leisler as thanks for their efforts and financial aid in releasing 14 noblemen  who were taken hostage by the forces of French King Louis XIV in 1693. In this manner King Louis extorted payments for reparation because Württemberg had supported William, Prince of Orange's effort to obtain the throne of England.  The negotiations were very difficult and only in 1697 were the hostages released.  Specifically, Franz Leisler had made several risky trips to Paris to discuss at court the general conditions and units of currency.  After the death of the last Leisler in Basel, Franz's grandson Achilles Leisler, the tankard and all Leisler seals were given to the descendants of Johann Adam Leisler in Hanau.
Private Collection, Germany.  Photo courtesy Antonia Kolb.

18. THE LEISLER TANKARD, detail.

Translated inscription on the Leisler Tankard: The county of Württemberg herewith gives a sign out of high gratitude for itself and its members dedicated to the noble brothers, who, although they are foreigners, just deserved the greatest reward, because of their faithfulness, because those, who did not show any timidity, especially Franz Leisler, those [men] risked all their possessions.  This little present shall be a symbol for the fact that something more valuable would be more appropriate.  In honor of - and as an everlasting monument for the happy end of the hostage drama - Mr. Franz Leisler and his brother, noble bankers.  In Basel presented by G.P.V.L.I.W.  MDC XCVII (1697).  Photo courtesy Antonia Kolb.

19. TOMB OF FRANZ LEISLER, 1712, Dom Kreuzgang Basel, Switzerland.

The burial place of Jacob Leisler's brother, Franz, in Basel, Switzerland.
Photo courtesy of Antonia Kolb.


20. TOMB OF FRANZ LEISLER, detail, Basel, Switzerland.

Inscription: C.S. Franciscus Leislerus . Patria Francofurt, Civitate Basil . Non Ex Multis Unus . Pietate In Deum Morum Integita . Temperantia, Modestia, Beneficentia . Erga Pauperes . Gratam In His Deo Mentem . Testatus . Prudentia . Patientia . Constantia . Non Minus Quam . Mercaturam Faciendi Peritia Et Felicit . Praecellentissimus . In Cujus Amore Frustra Ringente Invidia . Boni Omnes Et Inter Hos Viri Quoque Princip . Conspirarunt . Biduano Morbo Fractus . Animam Christo Morta E Corpus Terrae . Heic reddidit . Natus Die . XXVI . April . Ao . MDCXLIV . Denatus Die . XXVIII . May . Ao. MDCCXII. Aetat . LXVIII . Mens . I . Elisabetha Werthmannia . Conjunx Annor . XXXIV . Fidiss . Liberique Tres . Tali Atque Tanto Marito Et Parenti .  H.M.C.L.P.
Photo courtesy Antonia Kolb.

21. SIGNET RING OF ACHILLES LEISLER, 18th century, color photograph.

Two signets on a double seal ring.  The ring was held by Achilles Leisler (see AL on the smaller picture).  It is not known if he was the son Achilles of Franz Leisler or the grandson Achilles who held the signet in that design.  After the second Achilles died in 1784 the ring was passed down to the descendants of Franz Leisler's brother Johann Adam in Germany.
Photo copyright: Stefanie von der Mühlen, Germany, courtesy Antonia Kolb.

22. SIGNET  OF THE LEISLER BRANCH, 17th or 18th century, color photograph.

This is another seal which only has the Leisler signet, the Leisler coat of arms according to Version 3: a mermaid accompanied by two cranes. The seal was not a finger ring, it was worn on a long cord, and was a visible sign for the importance of the bearer.
Photo copyright: Stefanie von der Mühlen, Germany, courtesy Antonia Kolb.

23. DRUM WITH COAT OF ARMS OF ACHILLES LEISLER II , brass with silver chase, 1768.

This is one of the two drums dedicated by Achilles Leisler (1723-1784)  to the Civil Guards.  The drums are made in brass, the coat of arms is chased in silver.  Such drums had - and still have - a traditional importance in Basel.  The oldest drum which is preserved in Swiss museums was made in 1571.  Achilles Leisler held the function Obertszunftmeister,  which loosely translates as "head of guild."  This position was equivalent to the mayor of Basel.
Photo copyright: Historisches Museum Basel, Inv. Nr. 1894.139, Neg. 7461, courtesy Antonia Kolb.

24. DRUM WITH COAT OF ARMS OF ARCHILLES LEISLER II, detail.

Inscription: Militae Civium Voluntariae Dicabat Achilles Leisler TR. PL. A. CHR. MDCCLXVIII  ("dedicated to the Voluntary Civil Guards by Achilles Leisler in 1768").
Photo copyright: Historisches Museum Basel, Inv. Nr. 1894.139, Neg. 3212, courtesy Antonia Kolb.

25. ORGAN WITH LEISLER COAT OF ARMS, 1768-70.

Built for the City of Basel in 1768-1770 by Johann Andreas Silbermann (1678-1734) and his son Daniel Silbermann, members of a famous organ building family. J. A. Silbermann's brother, Gottfried, built the organ for the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany, which was destroyed during World Wa r II. The Basel organ has the coats of arms of the city of Basel and city leaders, among them Achilles Leisler (1723-1784), Senior Head of Guild.
Photo copyright: Historisches Museum Basel, Inv. Nr. 1951.938, courtesy Antonia Kolb.

26. PETERSKIRCHE ORGAN, 1768-70.

Total view of the organ.  The carved wooden frame made by the artist Balthasar Deckel was rebuilt in 1968 and can now be seen in the "Peterskirche" in Basel, including new organ pipes according to Silbermann.
Photo copyright: Historisches Museum Basel, Inv. Nr. 1951.938, courtesy Antonia Kolb.

27. M. THEODORUM GERNLERUM, DER WAHRE REICTHUMM . . . HERR FRANZ LEISSLER, pamphlet  (Basel, 1712).

Memorial booklet commemorating Franz Leisler by the minister of Basel's St. Elizabeth's church.
Öffentliche Bibliotek, der Universität Basel, Switzerland.

28. FRIEDERICH GRIMM, SCHRIFT-MÄSSIGE ... HERR JOHANN ADAM LEISSLER, pamphlet (Hanau, Ger., 1704).

Memorial booklet commemorating Johann Adam Leisler by the Reformed minister of Hanau.
Öffentliche Bibliotek, der Universität Basel, Switzerland


III. LEISLER IN NEW YORK:

29. GERTRUD LEISLER-KILIAN, CHRONIK DER FAMILIE LEISLER, book cover with Leisler coat of arms in silver gilt, 1997 .

This German limited-edition family history contains considerable material relating to Jacob Leisler's administration of New York.
Papers of Jacob Leisler collections, New York University: gift of Antonia Kolb.

30. "Mrs. Jacob Leisler," photograph of miniature portrait in Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, Heirlooms in Miniatures (Philadelphia and London, 1898), plate facing page 26.

Elsie Thymens Leisler, 1635/36-1709/10, Jacob Leisler's wife, daughter of Marritje Jans and West India Company ship's carpenter Thymen Jansen, Elsie was connected to the most prominent families of New Netherland.  Her maternal aunt was the famed Anneke Jans.  Her mother's marriage to Govert Loockermans connected her to the Bayards, Kierstedes, Stuyvesants, and Van Cortlandts.  This miniature, which passed down in the Van Rensselaer family, is, however, more likely a portrait of Elsie's granddaughter Elizabeth Rynders Bayard, whose daughter, Judith, married Jeremiah Van Rensselaer.
Papers of Jacob Leisler collections, New York University: gift of Robert Landau.

31. William Brouwer Bogardus, TYMANS [Thymens] GENEALOGICAL CHART, 1996.

A work which shows the marital relationship between Jaocb Leisler and the leading families of New York, including the Bayards, Kierstedes, and Van Cortlandts. William Brouwer Bogardus, Dear "Cousin:" A Chartered Genealogy of the Descendants of Anneke Jans Bogardus (1605-1663) to the 5th Generation-and of her sister, Marritje Jans (Wilmington, Ohio, 1996), chart 10-A. \
Papers of Jacob Leisler collections, New York University.


32. MAP OF ORIGINAL GRANTS, copy on cardboard, 1898.

A map showing a portion of Jacob Leisler's Manhattan holdings along the East River. Redrawn from Hoffmans' Treatise on Estate Rights and Corporations in New York and published in Maude Wilder Goodwin, Alice Carrington Royce, and Ruth Putnam, eds., Historic New York: Being the First Series of the Half Moon Papers (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1897), facing page 132.

33. JASPAR DANCKAERTS,  LABADIST VIEW OF MANHATTAN, 1679-80. I.N. Phelps Stokes, Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498-1909, volume 1 (New York, 1916), plate 17.

A view of New York City from the East River showing Jacob Leisler's townhouse.
Loaned for the exhibit by The Holland Society of New York Library.

34. G. HAYWARD?, "NO. 1 THE RESIDENCE OF JACOB LEISLER ON  "THE STRAND" (NOW WHITEHALL STREET, N.Y.)," colored print, 1869.

Popular print, based on 1679 pen and ink drawing by Jaspar Danckaerts, was an insert in Valentine's Manual of 1869, page 738.
Papers of Jacob Leisler collections, New York University: gift of Robert Goelet.

35. J. SCHIPPER, "HOUSE OF JACOB LEISLER, BUILT 1669-1670," ink and pencil, 1999.

An architectural reconstruction of Jacob Leisler's townhouse in New York City is based on Jasper Danckaerts' sketch in Journal of a Voyage to New York, 1679-1680, as well as documentary evidence.  Drawn by J. Schipper, architect BNA, Amsterdam NL, May 1999.
Papers of Jacob Leisler collections, New York University: gift of J. Schipper.

36. MAP OF A SURVEY OF SIX THOUSAND ACRES SOLD BY JOHN PELL TO JACOB LEISLER MADE AT THE REQUEST OF THE INHABITANTS OF NEW ROCHELLE, 1703, photocopy.

In September 1689 Jacob Leisler concluded several years of negotiations with John Pell for the purchase of 6,100 acres for the establishment of a colony for Huguenot refugees in New York.
New York Land Papers, IV, 14, New York State Archives, Albany.

37. "THE TRAINBANDS SIGNING LEISLER'S DECLARATION," print, 19th century, framed.

A fictional depiction of an event that occurred in June 1689, when approximately 400 militiamen signed on the head of a drum a declaration written by Leisler  in support of the new king and queen of England, William III and Mary.
Papers of Jacob Leisler collections, New York University.

38. JACOB LEISLER'S SIGNATURE AND SEAL, engraving, 1892.

The reproduction of Leisler's seal with mermaids is the same as that used by his grandfather, Dr. Jacob Leisler: a mermaid with two snakes in her hands.
James Grant Wilson, ed., Memorial History of the City of New York, vol. 1 (New York, 1892), 462.
Courtesy the Holland Society of New York Library.

39. "JAKOB LEISLER," blockprint, 1938, frontispiece to Hans Friedrich Blunck, Kämpfer auf Fremdem Boden (Munich,1938).

This imaginary portrait of Jacob Leisler is from one of several biographies commissioned by the Third Reich, which used Leisler as propaganda figure in the German war against England.
Papers of Jacob Leisler collections, New York University.


IV. LEGACY:

40. TOMB OF LEISLER, print, Valentine's Manual, 1866, page 597.

The drawing from which this print of Jacob Leisler's tomb is derived is unknown. According to I.N. Stokes, a George B. Rapelye made now lost  drawings of the Garden Street Reformed Dutch Church, and it was from these drawings that Valentine's Manual based the  engravings.  The accompanying text statess: "Leisler and Milborne were buried almost immediately opposite the place of their execution, or in a spot which in now near the corner of Spruce Street and Park Row (or Printing House Square).  This ground was comprehended within property that came into Leisler's possession on his marriage with Mrs. Vanderveen, who was a stepdaughter of Govert Loockermans, to whom the land was granted in 1642 [actually, Leisler purchased this land from the estate of Loockermans].  On the reversal of the sentence of attainder and the restitution of Leisler's name to honor, the bodies were taken up and moved to the cemetary back of the church in Garden Street, now Exchange Place, in September, 1698; and the tombstone shown in the illustration was here erected."
Papers of Jacob Leisler collections, New York University.

41. David Grim, Part of  New York in 1742 Showing the Site of the Present Park, Collect and Little Collect Ponds; and a Portion of the West Side of Broadway, map, framed.

In pre-Revolutionary New York, the site of Leisler's execution and grave, as show on this map, remained an attraction.
Papers of Jacob Leisler collections, New York University.

42. HOWARD PYLE, REBURIAL OF JACOB LEISLER,  pen and ink, 1891.

"Yesterday, October 20, 1698, the remains of Commander Jacob Leisler and Jacob Milbourne (eight years and five months after their execution and burial) were exhumed, and interred again with great pomp under our new Dutch Church (in Garden Street).  Their weapons and armorial ensigns of honor were there (in the Church) hung up, and thus, as far as it was possible, their honor was restored to them.  Special permission to do this had been received by his Honor's son, Jacob Leisler, from his Majesty (King William III)."  From a letter by Johannes van Giesen, David Provoost, Jr., Johannes De Peyster, Jacobus Goelet, and Albertus Ringo to the Classis of Amsterdam, October 21, 1698.

West-Indies, New York the 22 November.  "Several weeks ago were the bodies of Leisler, who was formerly governor here, and Milbourn, who were executed in the time of the Revolution, taken late in the evening out of the family vault where they were buried, and, under the blaring of trumpets and a guard of 40 or 50 men with drawn swords, brought to the house of the son of the first named.  And on the 30th of the last month laid in state.  The caskets, hung with paintings, were with a great train of people, who came here from many places, carried through the city and brought before the Dutch Church."  From AMSTERDAMSE dingsdaegse Courant.  No. 18.  February 10, 1699.

43. GARDEN STREET REFORMED DUTCH CHURCH, engraving, 1807, 1857.
This print, according to I.N. Stokes was based upon an 1807 drawing made by  Mr. George B. Rapalye.
Papers of Jacob Leisler collections, New York University.

 "Whereas, We the ruling Consistory and Church-Masters, find that the 'Arms' of the late Jacob Lyslaer and Jacob Milbourne are now placed in our church, and have been there for four years past, and that hitherto, no church resolution has been taken on the matter: Therefore, We, the Consistory, assembled with the ruling Church-Masters this 24th day of May, 1702, having taken the matter into mature consideration, hereby declare this to be our salutary resolution and order for the best interests of the congregation, namely: That the said 'Arms' shall be and remain in our church so long as the friends of the deceased shall this proper."  From New York Reformed Dutch Church Consistory Minutes, Lib. A. 217.

44. PIERRE DU SIMITIÈRE, NOTEBOOK PAGE WITH LEISLER COAT OF ARMS, pen and ink, 1769.

In 1769, Swiss naturalist Pierre Du Simitière made a sketch of the Leisler coat of arms hanging in the Garden Street Reformed Dutch Church.
Pierre Du Simitière Collection (Library Company of Philadelphia), Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia.

45. PIERRE DU SIMITIÈRE, JACOB LEISLER'S COAT OF ARMS, pen and ink, 1769.

The Leisler arms that were hung in the Garden Street Reformed Dutch Church were the same as those used by Leisler's grandfather, "Version 1."
Pierre Du Simitière Collection (Library Company of Philadelphia), Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia.

46. MRS. BARENT RYNDERS NÉE HESTER LEISLER, oil on canvas, c. 1710 .

This portrait by an unknown artist of Hester Leisler (1673-1763), daughter of Jacob Leisler and Elsie Thymens, Hester married Barent Rynders in 1696.  Their daughter, Johanna, would marry Nicholas Bayard II, grandson and sole heir of Jacob Leisler's bitter enemy, Nicholas Bayard.  Hester Street in the East Village is named for Hester Leisler.
New-York Historical Society.

47. MRS. ABRAHAM GOUVERNEUR NÉE MARY LEISLER, oil on canvas, c. 1710.

This portrait by an unknown artist of Mary Leisler (1669-1747), daughter of Jacob Leisler and Elsie Thymens, Mary married her father's chief aide, Jacob Milborne, in February 1691, three months before Milborne's execution along with Jacob Leisler in May 1691. A son, Jacob Milborne, Jr., was born the following December. Mary Leisler married Abraham Gouverneur on May 16, 1699, the eighth anniversary of her late husband's and father's deaths.
Private collection, photo courtesy Roderic Blackburn.

48. BRANDT SCHUYLER, "LOTS OF GROUND BELONGING TO LEISLER'S HEIRS IN NEW YORK," map, 1740.

A map of the division of Leisler's "farm" in the present area of the Manhattan entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge. The original map is found in Brandt Schuyler's Books of Surveys and Maps, 1739-1749. BV Schuyler, New-York Historical Society.

49. COLLAGE OF LEISLER COAT OF ARMS AND SIGNATURES, 1989.
Papers of Jacob Leisler collections, New York University.

50. KATHRYN JOLOWICZ, "LEISLER COAT OF ARMS," pen and ink with silver and gold gilt, 1992, framed.

Franz Leisler's coat of arms. Papers of Jacob Leisler collections, New York University: gift of Kathryn Jolowicz.

51. CHRISTOPH, PETER R., ed., THE LEISLER PAPERS, 1689-1691: FILES OF THE PROVINCIAL SECRETARY OF NEW YORK RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR JACOB LEISLER (Syracuse University Press, 1999).

New York Historical Manuscripts editions of manuscripts held by the New York State Archives.
Papers of Jacob Leisler collections, New York University.


52. EVA LINDEMANN, LEISLER COAT OF ARMS, crayon on paper, 2001.

Drawing by Eva Lindemann, age 5, Eichenau, Germany.  Eva Lindemann is a niece, 10th generation, of Jacob Leisler.
Papers of Jacob Leisler collections, New York University: gift of Antonia Kolb.

53. CLARE MCVICKAR WARD, LEISLER COAT OF ARMS, acrylic and silver gilt on cardboard paper, 2002.

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