Minecraft: Antique Atlas Mod Guide, Download & How to Use


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Antique Atlas adds a new map system to Minecraft, which is a huge improvement over Vanilla. With it, you can craft an Atlas, and use it to see a hand-drawn styled view of your world, so that you can see your location and add Waypoints.

Download Antique Atlas

Antique Atlas is available for many versions of Minecraft, including some of the most popular modding versions like Minecraft 1.7.10, 1.12.2 and 1.16.5. At the time of this article, the mod was also available for the latest version (1.17.1) so it’s likely to stay updated for future releases. Fortunately, it’s also available to both Forge and Fabric users.

The button above links back to the CurseForge page, where you can download Antique Atlas. The PwrDown website supports mod creators, and recommends that you only download from CurseForge. Not only are you supporting mod creators, but you’re also ensuring the files you download don’t contain any harmful/infectious content.

Antique Atlas Recipe & Usage

Crafting an Antique Atlas is simple. Inside a Crafting Table, or your Crafting Grid, place a Book and a Compass.

Antique Atlas Recipe

Doing so will return you with the Antique Atlas. You might need to right click with it in your hand to turn it into a usable atlas. When you hold it and look down, you can see the map in a quick type view.

Holding the Atlas

Instantly, you’ll see that the map is a hand-drawn style, which is similar to some RPG games. The players position is indicated by the arrow on the map, which also shows the direction you’re facing.

The Atlas doesn’t feature any color either. And the information shown can be quite minimal. As you might only notice trees, cliffs, lakes and structures.

If you right click while holding the Atlas, then you can open it into the full-view mode.

The Atlas When Opened

When in this view, you can zoom in and out using your scroll wheel. You can also drag around the screen to move the map, showing all the areas you’ve discovered so far. 


By pressing the button on the right hand side of the Atlas while it’s opened, you can set a Waypoint. These allow you to save locations inside the Atlas, so you can always return to them.

Creating a Waypoint

You can assign a label, which is visible when hovering over a Waypoint on the map. There’s also a few different icons available to choose from, so that each location is unique.

Combining Atlases

If your Atlas becomes filled up, you will need to create a new one. Once you do so, you can combine the 2 Atlases inside a Crafting Table, to merge them into 1.

Phillip Anderson
Phillip Anderson
Hey, I'm Phillip Anderson! After studying Video Game Design at University, I began writing articles at PwrDown in my free time. I currently play my games on PC, but also own a PS4 & Nintendo Switch. I'm also a VR enthusiast, owning an Oculus Rift S where you might find me playing Beat Saber or Skyrim VR!