Cartography Table

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Cartography Table
Cartography Table.png




Blast resistance






Yes (64)



Catches fire from lava




Namespaced ID


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This feature is exclusive to Java Edition, Bedrock Edition and PlayStation 4 Edition.

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.


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


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 and PlayStation 4 editions only]
Paper Compass Empty Locator map‌[Bedrock Edition only]


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.


Java Edition
1.1418w44aCartography Table Revision 1.png Added cartography tables.
Cartography tables are currently obtainable only from the creative inventory and do not have any functionality.
18w46aCartography Table.png The cartography table's texture has been updated.
18w48aCartography tables can generate in plains village houses.
19w02aCartography tables are functional and craftable.
Cartography tables can be used to clone, extend, and lock maps.
19w06aAdded block sounds.
19w11aThe crafting recipe now requires four planks instead of only two.
Bedrock Edition
1.9.0beta Table.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 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.
Changed crafting recipe 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.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.91Added cartography tables.


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