He later focused on fine art and took commissions from magazines for cover work.
Interestingly, he was a personal friend of Norman Rockwell and he and his family often posed for many of Rockwell's illustrations and paintings. - (Wikipedia)
This copy in the collection is classic, in that some child sometime read the book, leaving his teeth marks on the corners.
Schaeffer chose to illustrate Ahab at the moment he confronts Starbuck with his musket and Starbuck warns: "beware of thyself, old man."
Personally, I love the illustration of Queequeg standing on a whale fast against the Peguod, guarding the catch from the sharks, one of which is clearly larger than Queequeg himself.
When done with the Ahab series, we will examine all of the images for Queequeg, a fascinating proposition...!!