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dec: 339 hex: 153 bin: 101010011



Paper is an item crafted from sugar cane.


Natural generationEdit

Paper can be found in 94.6% of stronghold library chests in stacks of 2–7. In 1.13[upcoming] they can be found in 57.4% of shipwreck supply chests in stacks of 1–12, and in 89.4% of shipwreck map chests in stacks of 1–10.


Ingredients Crafting recipe
Sugar Canes



Crafting ingredientEdit

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Book Paper +

Empty Locator Map Paper +

When you first create a map, it is blank. Hold the empty map and press use item to transform the empty map into a map item which gradually begins filling with information as you travel around the inside borders of it.

This variation is called an "empty locator map"[Bedrock Edition only] or an "empty map"[Java and Legacy Console editions only]

Empty Map Paper

Bedrock Edition only

Maps can be crafted without a compass, though they will not show the location marker. To add a marker, the map must be combined with a compass using an anvil or a crafting table.

Firework Rocket Any Firework Star +
Paper +
Adding more gunpowder increases the duration of the rocket. Up to three gunpowder can be used. Up to five firework stars can also be used with three gunpowder. Up to seven firework stars can be used by using firework stars instead of additional gunpowder. All firework stars will go off simultaneously when the rocket detonates.
Firework Rocket Paper +
When crafted this way (without a firework star), the rocket will have no explosion effects.
(zoomed out)
Paper +

Version exclusive.[Java and Bedrock editions only]

The output will be a zoomed-out version of the input map.

Anvil usageEdit

Name Ingredients Anvil usage Description
Map or Locator Map (zoomed out) Map or Locator Map +
  Bedrock Edition only.

When 8 sheets of paper are supplied, the output will be a zoomed-out version of the input map.


Librarian and cartographer villagers will buy 24–36 paper for an emerald, as part of their tier 1 trades.



1.0.11 Added paper, which can be used to craft books.
1.6 Paper is now used to craft maps.
1.8 pre1 Paper is found in the new stronghold library chests.
Official release
1.3.1 12w21a Paper can now be sold to librarian villagers, at 24–35 paper for 1 emerald.
1.4.2 12w34a Crafting paper and a compass give an empty map.
Maps start out at their closest zoom level and can be extended by adding more paper.
1.4.6 Paper is used to craft a firework rocket.
1.8 14w02a Trading changed: librarian villagers now buy 24–46 paper for 1 emerald.
1.9 15w43a More than doubled the average yield of paper from stronghold library chests.
1.11 16w39a Added cartographer villagers, who buy paper as their tier 1 trade.
1.13 18w11a Paper now generates in the chests of some shipwrecks.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.0 Added paper, which can be used to craft books.
Pocket Edition
1.0 Windows 10 Edition can now use the anvil as well as the crafting table to zoom in maps, just as Pocket Edition in general could.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Added paper.


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