How to make cartography table in minecraft

The cartography table is a brand-new item in Minecraft that is still unfinished and lacks any functionality. A cartography table is located in the cartographer’s home in a village.

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Cartography tables generate naturally in cartographer houses in villages, but honestly, it’s usually easier to just craft your own from some paper and some planks. Put two bits of paper on top of four planks in a crafting grid, and you’ve got yourself a cartography table.

Natural generation

Cartography tables can generate naturally inside cartographer houses in villages.

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Paper + Any Planks

Zooming out, cloning, locking maps

Maps can be cloned, locked (so they can’t be changed), and zoomed out using cartography tables. They can also be used to rename, create empty maps, and add pointers to existing maps. ‌[Bedrock Edition only].

The following is a list of all the available features of the cartography table, each with a brief description:

See Map Usage for more information on each of these functions.

It is never necessary to start with a blank map when zooming out. By enlarging it, the map is aligned to the grid, which would encompass the original map’s area. A player must start with a base map created in each area that will be covered by the zoomed-out map in order to build a set of maps, such as for a map wall. The player cannot create several level 0 (base) maps at one location then zoom them out before venturing out into the world to fill them in. See more discussion of map alignment at Map.

Changing profession

Any villager nearby who hasn’t selected a job site block has the opportunity to change their profession to cartographer if a village has a cartography table that hasn’t been claimed by a villager.

Using a cartography table as fuel in furnaces will melt 1 5 items per block.

Note Blocks

To create a “bass” sound, note blocks can be placed underneath cartographic tables.

Sound Subtitles Source Description Resource location Translation key Volume Pitch Attenuation distance Map drawn Blocks When a map is edited using a cartography table ui.cartography_table .take_result subtitles.ui .cartography_table.take_result 1.0 1.0 16 Cartographer works Friendly Creatures Randomly while a cartographer is working entity.villager .work_cartographer subtitles.entity .villager.work_cartographer 1.0 0.8-1.2 16
Sound Source Description Resource location Volume Pitch Blocks When a map is edited using a cartography table ui.cartography_table.take_result 0.8 1.0 Blocks Randomly while a cartographer is working block.cartography_table.use 0.8 1.0

Data values

Name Identifier Form Translation key
Cartography Table cartography_table Block & Item block.minecraft.cartography_table
  • Blocks Direct Item Form ID, used in add-ons and savegame files
  • Available with /give command.
  • The block’s ID is shared by the block’s direct item form.

On the bug tracker, problems with “Cartography Table” are kept up to date. Report issues there.

  • Map zooming is indicated in Java Edition’s cartography tables user interface (UI).
  • Cartography tables UI, showing the map is being cloned.
  • Cartography tables UI, showing the map is being locked.
  • Cartography table in a village.

Minecraft Survival: How to Make Cartography Table


How do cartography tables work in Minecraft?

In Minecraft, maps can be leveled up using a cartography table. The ability to see more land on a map after it has been leveled up allows you to see more land than you could previously. Cartography Tables are also used as job sites for Villagers. One can switch to being a cartographer if they are close to a cartography table.

What does a cartography table do?

Maps are very helpful in the game, allowing you to find your house, the closest village, or other portals in the game world. In Minecraft, a cartography table is a tool used to create and modify the map size and the map name of your enormous world.

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