Just as in real life, maps require paper. You can craft paper from three sugar cane pieces.
You’ll need nine pieces of sugar cane to make enough paper for a map.
A compass requires four iron ingots and one redstone dust to craft. Both can be found while mining, but keep in mind you must use an iron pickaxe to mine redstone.
Once you’ve gathered the supplies, move on to the next step.
Follow the below recipe to craft an empty map from a crafting table.
When you’re ready to fill in the map, go to the area you want and right click with the map in your hand!