Cartography Table

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Cartography Table
Cartography Table JE2 BE1.png




Blast resistance






Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava?


A cartography table is a cartographer's job site block that generates in villages. It is used for cloning, zooming out and locking maps.


Natural generation[edit]

Cartography tables can generate naturally inside cartographer houses in villages.



From block loot[edit]

A cartography table can be obtained with anything, including the player's hand. However, it's quicker when mined with an axe.

Namespaced IDSourceDefault
blocks/cartography_tableCartography Table1 (100%)


From crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Paper +
Any Planks



Cartography tables are used for cloning, expanding, locking (making them unable to be explored further), and zooming out maps. Cartography tables can also be used for adding pointers to maps, creating empty maps and renaming maps.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Below is a list of the recipes available with the cartography table:

First slot Second slot Result
Map Paper Expanded map + Cleared
Map Empty map Cloned map
Map Glass Pane Locked map
Map Compass Locator map‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Empty map Compass Empty Locator map‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Paper Empty map‌[Bedrock Edition only]
Paper Compass Empty Locator map‌[Bedrock Edition only]

Note that zooming out a map always starts with an already created map, not a blank map. Zooming it out clears the image but leaves the map aligned to the grid that would include the area of the original map. If you want to build a set of maps such as for a map wall, you can't just create a bunch of level 0 (base) maps at one location then zoom them out before going out into the world to fill them in, you need to start with a base map that you created in each area that will be covered by the zoomed out map. See more discussion of map alignment at Map.

Block loot[edit]

Namespaced IDSourceDefault
blocks/cartography_tableCartography Table1 (100%)


A cartography table can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 1.5 items per block.

Changing profession[edit]

If a village has a cartography table that has not been claimed by a villager, any nearby villager who hasn't chosen a job site block has a chance to change their profession to cartographer.


The following sounds section uses an outdated format and should be redone using {{Sound table}}.
You can help by converting the contents of this section into a sound table template.
Examples can be seen at Bee#Sounds and Ladder#Sounds.
The wikicode should be laid out neatly as in these examples for improved readability.
Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Block breaking block.wood.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks 0.5 0.25 16
Block broken block.wood.break subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Block placed Blocks 0.8 1.0 16
Footsteps block.wood.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks 1.0 0.15 16
No subtitle block.wood.fall (Plays when fallen on from a height) Blocks 0.75 0.5 16

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Cartography Tablecartography_table block.minecraft.cartography_table

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric IDTranslation key
Cartography Tablecartography_table


Java Edition
1.1418w44aCartography Table JE1.png Added cartography tables.
Cartography tables are currently obtainable only from the creative inventory and do not have any functionality.
18w46aCartography Table JE2 BE1.png The texture of cartography tables has now been changed.
18w48aCartography tables can now generate in plains village houses.
19w02aCartography tables are now functional and craftable.
Cartography tables can now be used to clone, extend, and lock maps.
19w06aAdded block sounds for cartography tables.
19w11aThe crafting recipe of cartography tables now requires four planks instead of only two.
Bedrock Edition
1.9.0beta Table JE2 BE1.png Added cartography tables.
Cartography tables can be used to smelt 1.5 items in a furnace.
1.10.0beta tables are now craftable, but with a different recipe than Java.
Cartography tables can now generate in cartographer houses in villages.
1.11.0beta tables are now functional.
Cartography tables can now be used to create, clone, extend, mark, and rename maps.
The crafting recipe of cartography tables has now been changed to Java Edition's recipe.
beta tables can now be used to lock maps.
beta crafting recipe now requires four planks instead of only two.
Legacy Console Edition
1.91Cartography Table JE2 BE1.png Added cartography tables.


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