Maps are an item in Minecraft. After crafting a Map it becomes a Blank Map. If The Player holds the map in their hand it will create a smaller image of their surroundings. If a player creates a map in survival, it will only show a portion of they area surrounding them. The rest must be uncovered by exploring the unmapped area. If a map is created in creative it will automatically map all of the surrounding area, so you do not have to uncover the rest of the map.
If a Map is put in an Item Frame, it will occupy the entire frame, leaving the "holding area" invisible.
A map's size can be enlargened by putting it in a Crafting Table and putting more paper around it.
- Maps appear to be held with two hands in first person view.
|Crafted||Beacon • Fire Charge • Bucket • Eye of Ender • Map • Book and Quill • Firework Star • Paper|
|Natural||Water • Lava • Ender Pearl • Milk • Bone • Horse Armor • Music Disc • Slimeball • Snowball|
|Creative||Bottle o' Enchanting • Spawn Egg|