Cartography Table

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Cartography Table
Cartography Table JE2 BE1.png



Yes (64)


Blast resistance










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.



A cartography table can be obtained with any tool, including the player's hand, although using an axe is most efficient.

Block Cartography Table
Hardness 2.5
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 3.75
Wooden 1.9
Stone 0.95
Iron 0.65
Diamond 0.5
Netherite 0.45
Golden 0.35
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.

Natural generation[edit]

Cartography tables can generate naturally inside cartographer houses in villages.


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]

Zooming out a map always starts with an existing 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. To build a set of maps such as for a map wall, a player cannot create several level 0 (base) maps at one location then zoom them out before going out into the world to fill them in; the player must start with a base map created in each area to be covered by the zoomed out map. See more discussion of map alignment at Map.


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.


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Please remove this notice once you've added suitable sounds to the article.

Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Sound parameters
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.wood.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816?????
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.wood.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516?????
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.wood.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516?????
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.wood.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816?????
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.wood.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016?????
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitchSound parameters
on low
?Breaking the blockdig.wood? 0.8????
?Falling on the block with fall damagefall.wood? ? ????
?Mining the blockhit.wood? 0.5????
?Jumping from the blockjump.wood? ? ????
?Falling on the block without fall damageland.wood? ? ????
?Walking on the blockstep.wood? ? ????
?Placing the blockuse.wood? 0.8????

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Cartography Tablecartography_table block.minecraft.cartography_table

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Cartography Tablecar_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 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.
19w06aBlock sounds have been added 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 been changed to Java Edition's recipe.
beta tables can now be used to lock maps.
beta crafting recipe of cartography tables now requires four planks instead of only two.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.91Cartography Table JE2 BE1.png Added cartography tables.


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