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"We’ve been traveling in circles for hours now. Where are we?"
"Check the map."
"We have a map?"

Cartography is used to create maps of your immediate surroundings, up to and including the entire world. It is an essential skill for those who wish to go treasure hunting. You require a Mapmaker's Pen in order to craft maps of your own.

You may only draw maps in the facets of Trammel and Felucca. Trying to draw maps elsewhere results in an indecipherable Map. NPC Mapmaker Vendors will sell you standard maps to draw on but you can also overwrite the pre-drawn copies they sell. Blank Scrolls can also be used to create maps.

Note that while Cartography is required to initially decode Treasure Maps (done by double clicking them, this removes the term "tattered" from their title), once this is done any character can read them.


Publish 105 in June of 2019 brought major changes to the use of Cartography and Treasure Hunting overall.

  • Cartography is not needed for digging up a decoded Treasure Map, but one must hit chest location accurately
  • Cartography replaces Mining bonus for digging up Treasure Map
    • 0 to 50.9 = 1 tile (must pick the precise location of chest)
    • 51 to 80.9 = 2 tiles radius
    • 81 to 99.9 = 3 tiles radius
    • 100 = 4 tiles radius


Take roughly 3000 gold to a Mapmaker in Felucca (where prices are cheaper). Buy blank maps and pens, and sell your completed work as you go. With luck you won't have to return to the bank for more funds. (this method works fine for Production Shards, but not on Siege or Mugen)

  • 0 - ~30 - Buy from NPC Mapmaker (prodo shard, again).
  • 30 - 50 - Local Maps.
  • 50 - 65 - City Maps.
  • 60 - 70 - Sea Charts.
  • 70 - 99.5 - World Maps.
  • 99.5 - 100 - Level 3 and 4 Treasure Maps (best to GGS each point).

For a power gaming technique to train this skill see Satyr Trick


Item Components Skill Remarks
Map.gif Local Map 1 Map/Blank Scroll 0.0 A close up view of the nearby area.
Map.gif City Map 1 Map/Blank Scroll 25.0 A somewhat expanded view of the area.
Map.gif Sea Chart 1 Map/Blank Scroll 35.0 Quite a large area around your location.
Map.gif World Map 1 Map/Blank Scroll 50.0 A map of the entire world.
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Tattered Wall Map

10 stash Treasure Maps.
5 cache Treasure Maps.
3 hoard Treasure Maps.
1 trove Treasure Map.
90.0 A decorative item that may be hung on the wall in a player's home. All maps used must be decoded after Mondain's Legacy and completed by the same person. Feluccan maps cannot be used with those obtained elsewhere.

Wall Map of Eodon

50 blank Maps or Blank Scrolls.
1 Unabridged Atlas of Eodon, available for sale from Professor Ellie Rafkin in Sir Goeffrey’s camp
65.0 (recipe required) Displays in-game as a wall map that when double-clicked opens up a full view of a map of the Valley of Eodon

The Eodonian wall map can only be crafted by those who have read the recipe. This recipe is a potential reward from the quest Exterminating the Infestations.

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