and government of Neyba in the kingdom of Gra
nada. It rises in the paramo or mountain desert
ofQuindiu, traverses and waters the valleys of
Las Lanzas, and unites itself witli that of San
Juan, taking the name of Coello, from a Spaniard
of this name having been drowned in it. It then
enters the Magdalena.
COMBEJU, a settlement of the province and
captainship of Rey in Brazil ; situate at the source
of the river Curitaba.
COMBERUI, Bay of, on the coast of the pro
vince o.i\6. captainship of Rey in Brazil. It lies
between the bay of Tasay and the island of Gallo.
COMBES, a settlement of the island of Bar
badoes, in the district of the parish of St. George.
COMBINCUMA, a spacious, and but little
known country of the kingdom of Quito. It is
full of woods, in which there are many wild beasts
and snakes of various kinds, and it is watered by
many rivers, all of which enter the s. side of the
Maranon. Amongst the various nations which
inhabit it is that of the Tontones.
COMBITA, a settlement of the province and
corregirniento oi Tunja in the Nuevo Reyno de
Granada. It is of a cold temperature, and pro
duces the fruits corresponding with its climate.
It contains 100 house-keepers, and as many other
Indians, and is two leagues to the n. zo. of its
COMBLES, Los Cinco, a settlement and
parish of the island of St. Christopher, one of the
Antilles ; situate on the shore of the n. w. coast,
and in the part formerly possessed by the Eng
COMBOY, a rocky shoal of the N. sea, to the
s. of that of La Vivora.
COMEAPA, a settlement of the province and
ulcaldia mayor of Los Zoques in the kingdom of
COMECUERO, a river of the province and
government of Honduras in the kingdom of Guate
mala. It runs into the gulf which has tlie name
of the province.
COMETA, PUNTA DE, a point or cape of
the Caico Grande, or Del N. (of the N.) on the n. e.
Cometa, a shoal of rocks, near upon the n. e.
coast of the island of Caico Grande, or Del N.
and by the former point, from whence it takes its
(COMFORT Point is the s. easternmost part
of Elizabeth City county in Virginia, formed by
James river at its mouth in Chesapeak bay. Point
Comfort lies 19 miles w. by n. of cape Henry.]
Comfort Point, another point, which is also
of the same coast and province as the former, and
within that bay, being one of the points which form
the entrance of the river York.
Comfort Point, another, on the s. coast of
Hudson’s bay, in the province of this name.
COMICHIGELES, Sierra de, in the pro
vince and government of Tucumán, and bounded
by the sierra of Cuyo, in the kingdom of Chile. It
runs from 5. s. e. on the shore of the Concara, and
in fact follows the course of that river.
COMISARIO, Punta del, a long strip of
land which runs into the sea on the coast of the
province and government of Cartagena, between
this city and the point of S. Bernardo.
COMISTAHUACAN, a settlement of the pro
vince and alcaldia mayor of Los Zoques in the
kingdom ol' Guatemala.
COMITLAN, a settlement of the province and'
alcaldia mayor of Chiapa in the kingdom of
COMITLAN, another settlement, in the pro
vince and alcaldia mayor of Capanabastla in the
(COMMANOES, one of the Small Virgin
isles, in the W. Indies, situate to the n. n. e. of
COMOCAUTLA, San Pedro de, a settle
ment of the head settlement of Zapotitlan, and
alcaldia mayor of Xacatlan, in Nueva Espana,
three leagues distant from its head settlement.
COMO-LEWU, or Rio de los Sauces, call
ed also Gran Desaguadero. See Sauces.
COMONDU, San Joseph de, a settlement
of the missions which were held by the regulars
of the company of Jesuits in the province of Ca
lifornia ; situate near the sea-coast, between the
settlements of La Concepcion and San Francisco
COMONDU, San Joseph de, a bay of this pro
vince, between the bay of Concepcion and the
island of Carmen.
COMOPORO, a settlement of the government
of Maracaibo in the province of Venezuela;
situate on the coast of the lake towards the e. part.
COMORI, Crique de, a creek and establish
ment of the French, in their possessions in
COMORIPA, or Comoriopa, as some will
have it, a settlement of the province of Ostimuri
in Nueva Espana; situate on the shore of the river
Hiaqui, between the settlements of Cocoria and
COMPOSTELA, a province and alcaldia
mayor of Nueva Galicia. Its jurisdiction extends
from the mouth of the large river San Pedro, as