|Catches fire from lava||
A cartography table can be obtained with any tool, including the player's hand, although using an axe is most efficient.
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Cartography tables can generate naturally inside cartographer houses in villages.
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.
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.
A cartography table can be used as a fuel in furnaces, smelting 1.5 items per block.
Cartography tables can be placed under note blocks to produce "bass" sound.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|?||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8|
|?||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||0.4||1.0|
|?||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.23||0.5|
|?||Blocks||Jumping from the block||0.12||1.0|
|?||Blocks||Falling on the block without fall damage||0.18||1.0|
|?||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.3||1.0|
|?||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8|
|Name||Resource location||Form||Translation key|
|Cartography Table||Block & Item|
|Name||Resource location||Numeric ID||Form||Translation key|
|Cartography Table||Block & Item|
|1.14||18w44a||Added cartography tables.|
|Cartography tables are currently obtainable only from the Creative inventory and do not have any functionality.|
|18w46a||The texture of cartography tables has been changed.|
|18w48a||Cartography tables now generate in the updated plains villages.|
|18w49a||Cartography tables now generate in the updated savanna villages and the new snowy villages.|
|18w50a||Cartography tables now generate in the updated desert and taiga villages.|
|19w02a||Cartography tables are now functional and craftable.|
|Cartography tables can now be used to clone, extend, and lock maps.|
|19w06a||Block sounds have been added for cartography tables.|
|19w11a||The crafting recipe of cartography tables now requires four planks instead of only two.|
|Cartography tables now serve as cartographer villagers' job site block.|
|1.9.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Added cartography tables.|
|Cartography tables can be used to smelt 1.5 items in a furnace.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Cartography tables are now craftable, but with a different recipe than Java.|
|Cartography tables can now generate in cartographer houses in villages.|
|1.11.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Cartography 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 220.127.116.11||Cartography tables can now be used to lock maps.|
|beta 18.104.22.168||The crafting recipe of cartography tables now requires four planks instead of only two.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.91||Added cartography tables.|
A cartography table in Bedrock Edition, where a map is being renamed.