and lies seven leagues to the n. of its head settle
COSANGA, a large river of the province of
Quixos in the kingdom of Quito. It runs s. e.
then turns its course e. and as it were imperceptibly
to the n. and afterwards, in order to receive on the
w. the river Bermejo, enters the s. side of the river
COSCAOCOAS, a nation of Indians reduced
to the Catholic faith, dwelling upon the llanura or
level of Cumboso, of the jurisdiction of Lamas.
They are few in number, and are bounded by the
COSCOMATEPEC, San Juan de, a settle
ment of the head settlement of Yxhuatlan, and
alcaldia mayor of Cordoba, in NuevaEspana. It
contains 10 families of Spaniards, 35 of Mustees,
75 of Mulattoes, and 196 of Indians. Seven leagues
to the n. n. w. of its head settlement ; but the roads
here are so rugged and full of steeps and precipices
that the sight grows dizzy at looking down them.
COSIGUIRACHI, a town of the province of
Taraumara, and kingdom of Nueva Vizcaya ; one
of the most wealthy towns in the kingdom, and of
a mild and healthy temperature. Its population
is composed of many families of Spaniards and
Mustees^ no small number of Mulattoes, and very
many Indians. It is 24 leagues to the s. k?. \ to
the s. of the real of the mines and town of San
Felipe de Chiguagua.
Cosiguirachi, a settlement and real of the
silver mines of the intendancy of Durango in
Nueva Espana; of a cdld temperature ; situate in
a rough and uneven territory, but being fertile, and
abounding in fruits and seeds. (By a very recent
memoir of the intendantof Durango, the population
of this real was made to amount to 10,700.)
COSME, San, a settlement of the head settle
ment and alcaldia mayor of Fresnillo in Nueva
Espana. It contains a very large number of
Spaniards, Indians, Mustees, and Mulattoes, being
very close to the city of Zacatecas, lying from
thence only seven leagues to the n. and being 10 to
the e. of its capital.
COSME, San, another settlement, of the province
and government of Sonora in Nueva Espana ;
situate in the country of the Sobaipuris Indians, on
the shore of a river between the settlements of Santa
Catalina and San Francisco Xavier.
COSME, San, another, with the surname of Viejo,
(Old), a reduccion of the missions which were held
by the regulars of the company of Jesuits, in the
province and government of Paraguay ; situate on
the shore of the river Parana, between the settle
ments of Santa Ana and La Candelaria.
COSME, San, another, with the addition of
Nuevo, (New), to distinguish it from the former in
the same province : also a reduccion of the regulars
of the company of Jesuits, on the shore of the
Parana, and to the w. of the settlement of
COSME, San, a small island of the gulf of Cali
fornia, or Mar Roxo de Cortes ; situate very near
the coast, in the middle of the canal which is
formed by this coast and the island of Carmen,
and close to another island called San Damian.
COSTA-BAXA, a part of the coast of Brazil, in
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