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In the image at right, Queen Elizabeth is shown with the figure of Geography at her right and with a mapmaker at the bottom left.


Elizabeth supported the creation of a book of maps of England.


She also knighted Sir Francis Drake for circumnavigating (or sailing around) the globe.

Who is the figure to Elizabeth's left?

This figure is Astronomy. Elizabeth also supported the study of stars during her reign.


Christopher Saxton. Atlas of the counties of England and Wales. London, 1590?

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